Abstract

We experimentally demonstrate an all-fiber ultrashort pulse amplification and compression system seeded by similaritons at an erbium-doped wavelength band. By optimizing the compressor, our system can generate 4.1 nJ, 75.6 fs pedestal-free pulses with 54 kW peak power. The corresponding spectrum width is 51 nm and has no spectral spikes. Such high-quality ultrashort pulses benefit from the linear chirp of similaritons. Furthermore, we experimentally demonstrate the variation of the similariton spectral width and compressed pulse duration to the amplifier gain, which is consistent with theoretical study.

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2012 (2)

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2010 (4)

V. I. Kruglov, D. Mechin, and J. D. Harvey, “All-fiber ring Raman laser generating parabolic pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 023815 (2010).
[CrossRef]

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, “Soliton-similariton fibre laser,” Nat. Photon. 4, 307–311 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, X. A. Wu, and H. Zhang, “Dissipative soliton generation in Yb-fiber laser with an invisible intracavity bandpass filter,” Opt. Lett. 35, 2756–2758 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (2)

2002 (1)

2000 (2)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation of high-power parabolic pulses in optical fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1753–1755 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1992 (2)

E. Desurvire, “Analysis of gain difference between forward- and backward-pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifiers in the saturation regime,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 711–714 (1992).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Self-starting additive pulse mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Buckley, J. R.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213901–213904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Chernikov, S. V.

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Chong, A.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Clark, W. G.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213901–213904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire, “Analysis of gain difference between forward- and backward-pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifiers in the saturation regime,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 711–714 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Dudley, J. M.

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. D. Harvey, and J. M. Dudley, “Self-similar propagation of parabolic pulses in normal-dispersion fiber amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 461–469 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation of high-power parabolic pulses in optical fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1753–1755 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Feder, K. S.

Fermann, M. E.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Finot, C.

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Goto, T.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gu, Z.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Guy, M. J.

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, J. D.

V. I. Kruglov, D. Mechin, and J. D. Harvey, “All-fiber ring Raman laser generating parabolic pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 023815 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. D. Harvey, and J. M. Dudley, “Self-similar propagation of parabolic pulses in normal-dispersion fiber amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 461–469 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation of high-power parabolic pulses in optical fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1753–1755 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Self-starting additive pulse mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hu, X.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. O.

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, “Soliton-similariton fibre laser,” Nat. Photon. 4, 307–311 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. Ö.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213901–213904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Self-starting additive pulse mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kibler, B.

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Kruglov, V. I.

V. I. Kruglov, D. Mechin, and J. D. Harvey, “All-fiber ring Raman laser generating parabolic pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 023815 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. D. Harvey, and J. M. Dudley, “Self-similar propagation of parabolic pulses in normal-dispersion fiber amplifiers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 19, 461–469 (2002).
[CrossRef]

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation of high-power parabolic pulses in optical fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 25, 1753–1755 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Liu, J.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Luo, S.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Mechin, D.

V. I. Kruglov, D. Mechin, and J. D. Harvey, “All-fiber ring Raman laser generating parabolic pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 023815 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Millot, G.

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Nagai, H.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

Nicholson, J. W.

Nishizawa, N.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Oktem, B.

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, “Soliton-similariton fibre laser,” Nat. Photon. 4, 307–311 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Peacock, A. C.

Peng, J.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Qian, K.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Renninger, W. H.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Q.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Shen, X.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Takayanagi, J.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, K.

K. Tamura and M. Nakazawa, “Pulse compression by nonlinear pulse evolution with reduced optical wave breaking in erbium-doped fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 21, 68–70 (1996).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Self-starting additive pulse mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

Taylor, J. R.

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Thomsen, B. C.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ulgudur, C.

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, “Soliton-similariton fibre laser,” Nat. Photon. 4, 307–311 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Westbrook, P. S.

Wise, F. W.

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213901–213904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wu, X. A.

Yablon, A. D.

Yan, M. F.

Yoshida, M.

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Zhan, L.

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

Zhao, L. M.

Electron. Lett. (1)

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Self-starting additive pulse mode-locked Erbium fiber ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

C. Finot, J. M. Dudley, B. Kibler, D. J. Richardson, and G. Millot, “Optical parabolic pulse generation and applications,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 45, 1482–1489 (2009).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (4)

M. J. Guy, S. V. Chernikov, and J. R. Taylor, “A duration-tunable, multiwavelength pulse source for OTDM and WDM communications systems,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 9, 1017–1019 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Takayanagi, N. Nishizawa, H. Nagai, M. Yoshida, and T. Goto, “Generation of high-power femtosecond pulse and octave-spanning ultrabroad supercontinuum using all-fiber system,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 37–39 (2005).
[CrossRef]

E. Desurvire, “Analysis of gain difference between forward- and backward-pumped erbium-doped fiber amplifiers in the saturation regime,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 711–714 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, X. Hu, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 4.6 nJ 78.9 fs dissipative solitons in an all-fiber net-normal-dispersion Er-doped laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 98–100 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nat. Photon. (1)

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, “Soliton-similariton fibre laser,” Nat. Photon. 4, 307–311 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, K. Qian, S. Luo, and Q. Shen, “Direct generation of 128 fs Gaussian pulses from a compensation-free fiber laser using dual mode-locking mechanisms,” Opt. Commun. 285, 731–733 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Phys. Rev. A (2)

V. I. Kruglov, D. Mechin, and J. D. Harvey, “All-fiber ring Raman laser generating parabolic pulses,” Phys. Rev. A 81, 023815 (2010).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar pulse evolution in an all-normal-dispersion laser,” Phys. Rev. A 82, 021805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, “Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213901–213904 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

J. Peng, L. Zhan, Z. Gu, J. Liu, S. Luo, X. Shen, and Q. Shen, “Modulation instability in dissipative soliton fiber lasers and its application on cavity net dispersion measurement,” J. Lightwave Technol. (to be published).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental configuration of the system.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectrum of the pulse in the oscillator (red), Gaussian fitting (black), and parabolic fitting (blue).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

FROG output of the pulses in the oscillator.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output power scaling with the pump power increasing in the amplifier.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Pulse spectral width scaling with gain in the amplifier.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Spectrum of the pulses under different pump power in the amplifier.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Pulse duration tuning with gain in the compressor (black) and theoretical fitting (red).

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Autocorrelation trace of the seed pulse in the oscillator (red) and the shortest pulse by optimizing the compressor (black).

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Pulse spectrum of the shortest pulse.

Equations (3)

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Δω=2γβsA0exp(g3z),
C=|βc|(l˜cl)τc4,l˜c=3βsg|βc|,τc=8βsπgτs,
τ=1+C2ΔωCΔω=|βc|(l˜cl)τc4exp(g3z)/2γβsA0,

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