OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2257–2259

Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser

Matei Rusu, Robert Herda, Samuli Kivistö, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 15, pp. 2257-2259 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002257


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (275 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We exploit the large anomalous dispersion in the waist of a fiber taper to offset the intracavity normal chromatic dispersion of an Yb-doped fiber laser. The fiber taper provides sufficient anomalous dispersion to ensure soliton operation of the mode-locked laser. With the taper removed from the cavity, the laser operates in a net normal dispersion regime.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(260.2030) Physical optics : Dispersion
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: May 2, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2006
Published: July 10, 2006

Citation
Matei Rusu, Robert Herda, Samuli Kivistö, and Oleg G. Okhotnikov, "Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 2257-2259 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-15-2257


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, H. Lim, F. W. Wise, and W. G. Clark, Opt. Lett. 28, 1365 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. B. C. Collings, K. Bergman, S. T. Cundiff, S. Tsuda, J. N. Kutz, J. E. Cunningham, W. Y. Jan, M. Koch, and W. H. Knox, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 1065 (1997). [CrossRef]
  3. L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004). [CrossRef]
  4. O. G. Okhotnikov, L. A. Gomes, N. Xiang, T. Jouhti, and A. B. Grudinin, Opt. Lett. 28, 1522 (2003). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. B. Barnett, L. Rahman, M. Islam, Y. Chen, P. Bhattacharya, W. Riha, K. Reddy, A. Howe, K. Stair, H. Iwamura, S. Friberg, and T. Mukai, Opt. Lett. 20, 471 (1995). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. A. Liu, M. A. Norsen, and R. D. Mead, Opt. Lett. 30, 67 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. Rusu, A. Grudinin, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 13, 6390 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. R. Herda and O. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893 (2004). [CrossRef]
  9. R. L. Fork, O. E. Martinez, and J. P. Gordon, Opt. Lett. 9, 150 (1984). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. J. E. Roman and K. A. Winick, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 975 (1993). [CrossRef]
  11. E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969). [CrossRef]
  12. L. Orsila, L. A. Gomes, N. Xiang, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Appl. Opt. 43, 1902 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  13. H. Lim, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 10, 1497 (2002). [PubMed]
  14. F. Bilodeau, K. O. Hill, S. Faucher, and D. C. Johnson, J. Lightwave Technol. 6, 1476 (1988). [CrossRef]
  15. M. Rusu, S. Kivistö, C. Gawith, and O. G. Okhotnikov, Opt. Express 13, 8547 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  16. T. A. Birks and Y. W. Li, J. Lightwave Technol. 10, 432 (1992). [CrossRef]
  17. G. P. Agrawal, Fiber-Optic Communication Systems, 2nd ed. (Wiley, 1997).
  18. C. M. B. Cordeiro, W. J. Wadsworth, T. A. Birks, and P. S. J. Russell, Opt. Lett. 30, 1980 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. H.-T. Shang, Electron. Lett. 17, 603 (1981). [CrossRef]
  20. M. L. Dennis and I. N. Duling III, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 30, 1469 (1994). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 
Fig. 4 Fig. 5
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited