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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3522–3524

3 GHz, fundamentally mode-locked, femtosecond Yb-fiber laser

Hung-Wen Chen, Guoqing Chang, Shanhui Xu, Zhongmin Yang, and Franz X. Kärtner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3522-3524 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.003522


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Abstract

We demonstrate a fundamentally mode-locked Yb-fiber laser with 3 GHz repetition rate and 206fs pulse duration. The laser incorporates two enabling technologies: a 1 cm heavily Yb-doped phosphate glass fiber as the gain medium and a high-dispersion (1300fs2) output coupler to manage cavity dispersion. The oscillator self-starts and generates up to 53 mW average power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2012
Published: August 21, 2012

Citation
Hung-Wen Chen, Guoqing Chang, Shanhui Xu, Zhongmin Yang, and Franz X. Kärtner, "3 GHz, fundamentally mode-locked, femtosecond Yb-fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 37, 3522-3524 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-17-3522


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