Abstract

We report on generation of 850fs mode-locked pulses at 1065nm in a completely fiber integrated format. The figure-of-eight, fiber laser source incorporates anomalous dispersion compensation by using a holey fiber and a short length, high gain, double-clad Yb-fiber amplifier.

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2002 (2)

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

H. Lim, F. O. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, “Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control,” Opt. Express 10, 1497 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2001 (2)

K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Modelocked laser based on ytterbium doped holey fibre,” Electron.Lett. 37, 560 (2001).
[Crossref]

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

1997 (1)

1994 (1)

M. Guy, D. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser,” Opt.Lett. 19, 828 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1993 (2)

1992 (2)

M Hofer, M.H. Ober, F. Haberl, and M.E. Fermann, “Characterization of ultrashort pulse formation in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 720 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fiber ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt.Comm. 92, 61 (1992).
[Crossref]

1991 (2)

1990 (1)

1988 (1)

Agrawal, G.

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (2nd edition, Acad. Press, New York, 1995).

Blow, K.J.

Boskovic, A.

M. Guy, D. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser,” Opt.Lett. 19, 828 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brunel, M.

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Cautaerts, V.

Chartier, T.

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Chiu, T.H.

Doran, N.J.

Duling, I.

I. Duling, “All-fiber ring soliton laser mode-locked with a nonlinear mirror,” Opt.Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[Crossref]

Fermann, M.E.

M.H. Ober, M. Hofer, and M.E. Fermann, “42-fs pulse generation from a mode-locked fiber laser started with a moving mirror,” Opt. Lett. 18, 367 (1993).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M Hofer, M.H. Ober, F. Haberl, and M.E. Fermann, “Characterization of ultrashort pulse formation in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 720 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Furusawa, K.

K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Modelocked laser based on ytterbium doped holey fibre,” Electron.Lett. 37, 560 (2001).
[Crossref]

Guy, M.

M. Guy, D. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser,” Opt.Lett. 19, 828 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Haberl, F.

M Hofer, M.H. Ober, F. Haberl, and M.E. Fermann, “Characterization of ultrashort pulse formation in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 720 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hanna, D.C.

Hasegawa, A.

Hideur, A

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Hofer, M

M Hofer, M.H. Ober, F. Haberl, and M.E. Fermann, “Characterization of ultrashort pulse formation in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 720 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hofer, M.

Ilday, F. O.

Keller, U.

Kelly, S.M.J.

Kodama, Y.

Lim, H.

Louis, S.

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fiber ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt.Comm. 92, 61 (1992).
[Crossref]

Monro, T. M.

K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Modelocked laser based on ytterbium doped holey fibre,” Electron.Lett. 37, 560 (2001).
[Crossref]

Newson, T. P.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fiber ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt.Comm. 92, 61 (1992).
[Crossref]

Noske, D.

M. Guy, D. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser,” Opt.Lett. 19, 828 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ober, M.H.

Ozkul, C.

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Paschotta, R.

Petropoulos, P.

K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Modelocked laser based on ytterbium doped holey fibre,” Electron.Lett. 37, 560 (2001).
[Crossref]

Richardson, D. J.

K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Modelocked laser based on ytterbium doped holey fibre,” Electron.Lett. 37, 560 (2001).
[Crossref]

Richardson, D.J.

Sanchez, F.

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Smith, K.

Taylor, J. R.

M. Guy, D. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser,” Opt.Lett. 19, 828 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wise, F. W.

Wood, D.

Zervas, M. N.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fiber ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt.Comm. 92, 61 (1992).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Experimental study of pulse compression in a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad mode-locked fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Ozkul, and F. Sanchez, “Generation of high energy femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[Crossref]

Electron.Lett. (1)

K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Modelocked laser based on ytterbium doped holey fibre,” Electron.Lett. 37, 560 (2001).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

M Hofer, M.H. Ober, F. Haberl, and M.E. Fermann, “Characterization of ultrashort pulse formation in passively mode-locked fiber lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 720 (1992).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Opt.Comm. (1)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fiber ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt.Comm. 92, 61 (1992).
[Crossref]

Opt.Lett. (2)

I. Duling, “All-fiber ring soliton laser mode-locked with a nonlinear mirror,” Opt.Lett. 16, 539 (1991).
[Crossref]

M. Guy, D. Noske, A. Boskovic, and J. R. Taylor, “Femtosecond soliton generation in a praseodymium fluoride fiber laser,” Opt.Lett. 19, 828 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Other (1)

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (2nd edition, Acad. Press, New York, 1995).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental set-up, PC - polarization controller.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power and mode-locked pulse duration versus pump current. NALM with 100m HF (33ps/nm·km). Typical, 2ns duration pulse (top insert) and spectra (bottom insert) traces.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Autocorrelation and spectrum of the output pulses developed out of the polarization rotation mode-locking regime

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Autocorrelation of the sub picosecond pulse and spectrum close to Q-switch operation.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Evolution of the duration of the chirped pulses in a standard fiber spliced to (a) positive chirp output (6.4m of the standard fiber in the NALM) (b) negative chirp output, (9.4m of the standard fiber in the NALM).

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