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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3156–3158

High-energy femtosecond photonic crystal fiber laser

Caroline Lecaplain, Bülend Ortaç, Guillaume Machinet, Johan Boullet, Martin Baumgartl, Thomas Schreiber, Eric Cormier, and Ammar Hideur  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3156-3158 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003156


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Abstract

We report the generation of high-energy high-peak power pulses in an all-normal dispersion fiber laser featuring large-mode-area photonic crystal fibers. The self-starting chirped-pulse fiber oscillator delivers 11 W of average power at 15.5 MHz repetition rate, resulting in 710 nJ of pulse energy. The output pulses are dechirped outside the cavity from 7 ps to nearly transform-limited duration of 300 fs , leading to pulse peak powers as high as 1.9 MW . Numerical simulations reveal that pulse shaping is dominated by the amplitude modulation and spectral filtering provided by a resonant semiconductor saturable absorber.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2010
Published: September 20, 2010

Citation
Caroline Lecaplain, Bülend Ortaç, Guillaume Machinet, Johan Boullet, Martin Baumgartl, Thomas Schreiber, Eric Cormier, and Ammar Hideur, "High-energy femtosecond photonic crystal fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 35, 3156-3158 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-19-3156

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