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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1942–1944

Generation of 8 nJ pulses from a dissipative-soliton fiber laser with a nonlinear optical loop mirror

L. M. Zhao, A. C. Bartnik, Q. Q. Tai, and F. W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 11, pp. 1942-1944 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.001942


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Abstract

Theoretical and experimental investigations of the behavior of normal-dispersion fiber lasers with nonlinear optical loop mirrors are presented. The use of a loop mirror causes the laser to generate relatively long, flat-topped pulses. The pulse energy can be high, but the pulse duration is limited to greater than 300 fs. Experimentally, 8 nJ pulses that can be dechirped to 340 fs duration are obtained. The laser is a step toward an all-fiber, environmentally stable design.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 29, 2013
Published: May 28, 2013

Citation
L. M. Zhao, A. C. Bartnik, Q. Q. Tai, and F. W. Wise, "Generation of 8 nJ pulses from a dissipative-soliton fiber laser with a nonlinear optical loop mirror," Opt. Lett. 38, 1942-1944 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-11-1942


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