Abstract

We have investigated both theoretically and experimentally a method to increase the peak power in femto-second fiber laser by using a low-doped long-length gain medium. The accumulated nonlinear phase shift as well as its threshold value for single pulse operation was studied and used to explain the robustness of such cavity against multipulsing and optical wave breaking.

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2012 (1)

D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, A. A. Apolonski, S. A. Babin, "20 nJ 200 fs all-fiber highly chirped dissipative soliton oscillator," Opt. Lett. 37, 4104-4106 (2012).

2010 (3)

P. Zhang, W. Fan, X. Wang, Z. Lin, "Generation of 8.5-nJ pulse from all-fiber dispersion compensation-free Yb-doped laser," Chin. Optics Lett. 8, 768-770 (2010).

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, F. O. Ilday, "Soliton-similariton fibre laser," Nature Photonics 4, 307-311 (2010).

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, F. W. Wise, "Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser," Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (1)-021805(4) (2010).

2009 (4)

K. Kieu, W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, F. W. Wise, "Sub-100 fs pulses at watt-level powers from a dissipative-soliton fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 593-595 (2009).

C. Lecaplain, B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from a dissipative soliton fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 3731-3733 (2009).

M. A. Abdelalim, Y. Logvin, D. A. Khalil, HananAnis, "Properties and stability limits of an optimized mode-locked Yb-doped femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 17, 2264-2279 (2009).

Y. Deng, C.-Y. Chien, B. G. Fidric, J. D. Kafka, "Generation of sub-50 fs pulses from a high-power Yb-doped fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 34, 3469-3471 (2009).

2008 (2)

J. Feng, W. C. Xu, S. X. Li, S. H. Liu, "Analytic solutions of self-similar pulse based on Ginzburg-Landau equation with constant coefficients," Sci. China Series G: Phys., Mecha. Astron. 51, 299-306 (2008).

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, F. W. Wise, "Properties of normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 25, 140-148 (2008).

2006 (3)

A. Chong, J. R. Buckley, W. H. Renninger, F. W. Wise, "All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 14, 10095-10100 (2006).

A. Ruehl, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt, D. Kracht, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout, S. Lacroix, "Dynamics of parabolic pulses in an ultrafast fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 2734-2736 (2006).

B. ortaç, A. hideur1, C. chedot, M. brunel, G. martel, J. limpert, "Self-similar low-noise femtosecond ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Appl. Phys. B 85, 63-67 (2006).

2005 (2)

C. K. Nielsen, B. Ortaç, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Hohmuth, W. Richter, A. Tunnermann, "Self-starting self-similar all-polarization maintaining Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 13, 9346-9351 (2005).

J. R. Buckley, F. W. Wise, F. Ö. Ilday, T. Sosnowski, "Femtosecond fiber lasers with pulse energies above 10 nJ," Opt. Lett. 30, 1888-1890 (2005).

2004 (1)

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, G. W. Clark, F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902-1-213902-4 (2004).

2002 (1)

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. D. Harvey, "Self-similar propagation of parabolic pulses in normal-dispersion fiber amplifiers," Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 461-469 (2002).

2000 (1)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, J. D. Harvey, "Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers," Physical Rev. Lett. 84, 6010-6013 (2000).

1993 (1)

D. Anderson, M. Desaix, M. Karlsson, M. Lisark, M. L. Quiroga-Teixeiro, "Wave breaking-free pulses in nonlinear-optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 10, 1185-1190 (1993).

Appl. Phys. B (1)

B. ortaç, A. hideur1, C. chedot, M. brunel, G. martel, J. limpert, "Self-similar low-noise femtosecond ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser," Appl. Phys. B 85, 63-67 (2006).

Chin. Optics Lett. (1)

P. Zhang, W. Fan, X. Wang, Z. Lin, "Generation of 8.5-nJ pulse from all-fiber dispersion compensation-free Yb-doped laser," Chin. Optics Lett. 8, 768-770 (2010).

J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B (2)

D. Anderson, M. Desaix, M. Karlsson, M. Lisark, M. L. Quiroga-Teixeiro, "Wave breaking-free pulses in nonlinear-optical fibers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 10, 1185-1190 (1993).

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, F. W. Wise, "Properties of normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Amer. B 25, 140-148 (2008).

Nature Photonics (1)

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, F. O. Ilday, "Soliton-similariton fibre laser," Nature Photonics 4, 307-311 (2010).

Opt. Exp. (1)

C. K. Nielsen, B. Ortaç, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Hohmuth, W. Richter, A. Tunnermann, "Self-starting self-similar all-polarization maintaining Yb-doped fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 13, 9346-9351 (2005).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Y. Deng, C.-Y. Chien, B. G. Fidric, J. D. Kafka, "Generation of sub-50 fs pulses from a high-power Yb-doped fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 34, 3469-3471 (2009).

D. S. Kharenko, E. V. Podivilov, A. A. Apolonski, S. A. Babin, "20 nJ 200 fs all-fiber highly chirped dissipative soliton oscillator," Opt. Lett. 37, 4104-4106 (2012).

C. Lecaplain, B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from a dissipative soliton fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 34, 3731-3733 (2009).

Opt. Exp. (2)

M. A. Abdelalim, Y. Logvin, D. A. Khalil, HananAnis, "Properties and stability limits of an optimized mode-locked Yb-doped femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 17, 2264-2279 (2009).

A. Chong, J. R. Buckley, W. H. Renninger, F. W. Wise, "All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Exp. 14, 10095-10100 (2006).

Opt. Lett. (3)

Opt. Soc. Amer. B (1)

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. D. Harvey, "Self-similar propagation of parabolic pulses in normal-dispersion fiber amplifiers," Opt. Soc. Amer. B 19, 461-469 (2002).

Phys. Rev. A (1)

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, F. W. Wise, "Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser," Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (1)-021805(4) (2010).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, G. W. Clark, F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902-1-213902-4 (2004).

Physical Rev. Lett. (1)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, J. D. Harvey, "Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers," Physical Rev. Lett. 84, 6010-6013 (2000).

Sci. China Series G: Phys., Mecha. Astron. (1)

J. Feng, W. C. Xu, S. X. Li, S. H. Liu, "Analytic solutions of self-similar pulse based on Ginzburg-Landau equation with constant coefficients," Sci. China Series G: Phys., Mecha. Astron. 51, 299-306 (2008).

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2007) pp. 31-40.

C. Lecaplain, B. Ortaç, G. Machinet, J. Boullet, M. Baumgart, T. Schreiber, E. Cormier, A. Hideur, "Femtosecond microjoule-class ytterbium fiber lasers," Proc. Conf. Adv. Solid-State Photon. (2011).

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