We propose a novel mode-locked fiber laser design that relies on attracting similariton solutions in fiber amplifiers with normal group-velocity dispersion and strong spectral filtering to compensate increased pulse duration and bandwidth. Stable high-energy, large-bandwidth pulses are obtained that can be linearly compressed, resulting in ultrashort pulses.
© 2010 Optical Society of America
Lasers and Laser Optics
Original Manuscript: May 11, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 8, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 25, 2010
Published: July 14, 2010
Brandon G. Bale and Stefan Wabnitz, "Strong spectral filtering for a mode-locked similariton fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 2466-2468 (2010)