Abstract

We demonstrate a modelocked ytterbium (Yb)-doped fiber laser that is designed to have strong pulse-shaping based on spectral filtering of a highly-chirped pulse in the cavity. This laser generates femtosecond pulses without a dispersive delay line or anomalous dispersion in the cavity. Pulses as short as 170 fs, with pulse energy up to 3 nJ, are produced.

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1994

1993

1992

S. M. J. Kelly, "Characteristic sideband instability of periodically amplified average soliton," Electron. Lett. 28, 806-807 (1992).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, "Analytic theory of additive pulse and Kerr lens mode locking," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086-2096 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1984

1969

E. B. Treacy, "Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454-458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Avdkhin, A. V.

Buckley, J. R.

Clark, W. G.

Ferencz, K.

Fork, R. L.

Fujimoto, J. G.

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, "Analytic theory of additive pulse and Kerr lens mode locking," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086-2096 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Gordon, J. P.

Haus, H. A.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, and L. E. Nelson, "77-fs pulse generation from a stretched-pulse mode-locked all-fiber ring laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 1080-1082 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, "Analytic theory of additive pulse and Kerr lens mode locking," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086-2096 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. O.

Ippen, E. P.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, and L. E. Nelson, "77-fs pulse generation from a stretched-pulse mode-locked all-fiber ring laser," Opt. Lett. 18, 1080-1082 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, "Analytic theory of additive pulse and Kerr lens mode locking," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086-2096 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kelly, S. M. J.

S. M. J. Kelly, "Characteristic sideband instability of periodically amplified average soliton," Electron. Lett. 28, 806-807 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Krausz, F.

Lim, H.

Martinez, O. E.

Nelson, L. E.

Popov, S. W.

Proctor, B.

Sosnowski, T.

Spielmann, C.

Szipocs, R.

Tamura, K.

Taylor, J. R.

Treacy, E. B.

E. B. Treacy, "Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454-458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Westwig, E.

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

Wise, F.W.

Electron. Lett.

S. M. J. Kelly, "Characteristic sideband instability of periodically amplified average soliton," Electron. Lett. 28, 806-807 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

E. B. Treacy, "Optical pulse compression with diffraction gratings," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454-458 (1969).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, and E. P. Ippen, "Analytic theory of additive pulse and Kerr lens mode locking," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086-2096 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

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

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, "Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2005, Baltimore, MD, paper CThG1.

J. R. Buckley, A. Chong, S. Zhou, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise, unpublished.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Numerical simulation result: a) schematic diagram of the laser. A ring cavity is assumed, so the pulse enters the first SMF after the NPE. Results of numerical simulations are shown on the bottom. Power spectrum (b) and temporal intensity profile (c) after the second SMF.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic of all-normal-dispersion fiber laser: QWP: quarter-waveplate; HWP: half-waveplate; PBS: polarizing beam splitter; WDM: wavelength-division multiplexer.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output of the laser: a) spectrum, b) interferometric autocorrelation of the output, c) interferometric autocorrelation of dechirped pulse and the interferometric autocorrelation of zero-phase Fourier-transform of the spectrum (inset), d) intensity autocorrelation of the dechirped pulse.

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