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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2009
  • pp: 3193–3195

Wavelength-tunable few-cycle optical pulses directly from an all-fiber Er-doped laser setup

Alexey Andrianov, Arkady Kim, Sergey Muraviov, and Alexey Sysoliatin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 20, pp. 3193-3195 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003193


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Abstract

A simple design, which we believe to be the first of its kind, of an all-fiber-based optical source is proposed for the generation of widely tunable few-cycle pulses as short as 20 25 fs duration in the range of 1.6 2.1 μ m . Few-cycle pulses are obtained by compression of femtosecond pulses from the erbium-doped fiber laser in a three-stage scheme that uses (i) the effects of the soliton compression and the Raman frequency tuning in the dispersion decreasing fiber, as well as (ii) supercontinuum generation in a high-nonlinear silica fiber, and (iii) subsequent compression in a short conventional fiber.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.6629) Ultrafast optics : Supercontinuum generation

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: September 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2009
Published: October 12, 2009

Citation
Alexey Andrianov, Arkady Kim, Sergey Muraviov, and Alexey Sysoliatin, "Wavelength-tunable few-cycle optical pulses directly from an all-fiber Er-doped laser setup," Opt. Lett. 34, 3193-3195 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-20-3193


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