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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3805–3807

All-fiber design of hybrid Er-doped laser/Yb-doped amplifier system for high-power ultrashort pulse generation

Alexey Andrianov, Elena Anashkina, Sergey Muravyev, and Arkady Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 3805-3807 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.003805


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Abstract

We propose a design of an all-fiber laser system that combines the most advanced Er:fiber laser in the telecommunication range and an efficient Yb-doped amplifier for generation of high-power ultrashort pulses. The system is based on nonlinear wavelength conversion of 1.56 μm ultrashort Er:fiber laser pulses to the 1 μm range in a short pigtail of dispersion-shifted silica fiber with subsequent amplification in the Yb-doped fiber amplifier. Pulses with a duration as short as 85 fs and averaged power of 200 mW are demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: August 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 17, 2010
Published: November 9, 2010

Citation
Alexey Andrianov, Elena Anashkina, Sergey Muravyev, and Arkady Kim, "All-fiber design of hybrid Er-doped laser/Yb-doped amplifier system for high-power ultrashort pulse generation," Opt. Lett. 35, 3805-3807 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-22-3805


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