Abstract

We demonstrate the use of photonic-crystal fiber for dispersion compensation in a soliton fiber laser. The anomalous dispersion provided by the photonic-crystal fiber enables us to construct a femtosecond .ber laser at 1 µm wavelength without prisms or diffraction gratings. The laser produces ~100-fs pulses with 1 nJ energy, and is a major step toward environmentally-stable all-fiber devices at 1 µm.

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H. Lim, F. O. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, �??Generation of 2-nJ pulses from a femtosecond Yb fiber laser,�?? accepted for publication in Opt. Lett.

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