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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 913–915

Self-stabilization of a mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser using a photonic bandgap fiber

Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, and Dmitry Turchinovich  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 913-915 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000913


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Abstract

We demonstrate a self-stabilization mechanism of a semiconductor saturable absorber mode-locked linear-cavity Yb-doped fiber laser using an intracavity photonic bandgap fiber. This mechanism relies on the spectral shift of the laser pulses to a spectral range of higher anomalous dispersion and higher loss of the photonic bandgap fiber, as a reaction to the intracavity power buildup. This, in particular, results in a smaller cavity loss for the stably mode-locked laser, as opposed to the Q-switched mode-locking scenario. The laser provides stable 39–49 pJ pulses of around 230 fs duration at 29 MHz repetition rate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2010
Published: March 18, 2010

Citation
Xiaomin Liu, Jesper Lægsgaard, and Dmitry Turchinovich, "Self-stabilization of a mode-locked femtosecond fiber laser using a photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Lett. 35, 913-915 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-7-913


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