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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2590–2592

Impact of third-order dispersion on the generation of wave-breaking free pulses in ultrafast fiber lasers

A. Ruehl, O. Prochnow, M. Schultz, D. Wandt, and D. Kracht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2590-2592 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002590


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Abstract

Wave-breaking free pulses generated in passively mode-locked fiber lasers can tolerate a certain cubic phase delay induced by third-order dispersion without losing pulse quality. We demonstrate that the spectral as well as the temporal profile of the pulses become asymmetric. The generated pulses had a pulse energy up to 3.5 nJ and could be externally compressed down to 145 fs . The fact that the pulses could always be dechirped within 10% of the Fourier limit points out the linearity of the chirp. The pulse asymmetry was also observed in the output coupling characteristic of the mode-locking mechanism.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2007
Published: August 23, 2007

Citation
A. Ruehl, O. Prochnow, M. Schultz, D. Wandt, and D. Kracht, "Impact of third-order dispersion on the generation of wave-breaking free pulses in ultrafast fiber lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 2590-2592 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2590


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