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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2014
  • pp: 989–992

Ultrashort pulses from an all-fiber ring laser incorporating a pair of chirped fiber Bragg gratings

Simon Duval, Michel Olivier, Martin Bernier, Réal Vallée, and Michel Piché  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 4, pp. 989-992 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.000989


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Abstract

By incorporating two linearly chirped ultrabroadband fiber Bragg gratings of opposite dispersion in an all-fiber ring laser, we demonstrate a mode-locking regime in which a femtosecond pulse evolving in the normal dispersion gain segment is locally transformed into a highly chirped picosecond pulse that propagates in the remaining section of the cavity. By minimizing nonlinear effects and avoiding soliton pulse shaping in this anomalous-dispersion section, low repetition rate fiber lasers can be made to produce high-energy ultrashort pulses. Using this approach, 98 fs pulses with 0.96 nJ of energy are obtained from an erbium-doped fiber laser operated in the highly anomalous dispersion regime at a repetition rate of 9.4 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.3735) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber Bragg gratings

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 24, 2013
Published: February 11, 2014

Citation
Simon Duval, Michel Olivier, Martin Bernier, Réal Vallée, and Michel Piché, "Ultrashort pulses from an all-fiber ring laser incorporating a pair of chirped fiber Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 39, 989-992 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-4-989


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