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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3961–3963

Compact laser source for high-power white-light and widely tunable sub 65 fs laser pulses

Bernd Metzger, Andy Steinmann, Felix Hoos, Sebastian Pricking, and Harald Giessen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 23, pp. 3961-3963 (2010)

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We demonstrate an Yb:KGW femtosecond solitary mode-locked laser oscillator, which is used as a pump source for tapered fibers to generate white-light laser pulses with an average output power of up to 2.5 W and a spectral bandwidth of over 1000 nm . By spectrally filtering these pulses and subsequent compression of the filtered pulses with a prism sequence, we are able to generate ultrashort laser pulses with durations between 26 and 65 fs that are tunable from 600 to 1450 nm and with tens to several hundreds of milliwatts of average power.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2010
Published: November 23, 2010

Bernd Metzger, Andy Steinmann, Felix Hoos, Sebastian Pricking, and Harald Giessen, "Compact laser source for high-power white-light and widely tunable sub 65 fs laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 35, 3961-3963 (2010)

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