Abstract

We report on an all-fiber femtosecond ytterbium laser without dispersion compensation consisting of all-normal dispersion fibers. Mode-locking was achieved by nonlinear polarization evolution in combination with additional amplitude modulation generated by a fiber-based spectral filter. The generated pulses were highly chirped and had a maximum pulse energy of 1.8 nJ. The output pulse duration was 7.6 ps and could be dechirped to 179 fs.

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  1. V. Cautaerts, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, “Stretched pulse Yb3+:silica fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 22, 316–318 (1997).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, H. Lim, F. W. Wise, and W. G. Clark, “Generation of 50-fs, 5-nJ pulses at 1.03 µm from a wave-breaking-free fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 1365–1367 (2003).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. O. Prochnow, A. Ruehl, M. Schultz, D. Wandt, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber similariton laser at 1 µm without dispersion compensation,” Opt. Express15, 6889–6893 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-11-6889.
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]

2007 (3)

2006 (2)

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rusu, R. Herda, S. Kivistö, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2257–2259 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Dispersion Compensation-Free Fiber Laser Mode-Locked and Stabilized by High-Contrast Saturable Absorber Mirror” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893–899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

1997 (1)

1992 (2)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Selfstarting passively mode-locked fibre ring soliton laser exploiting non linear polarisation rotation,” Electron. Lett.,  28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

U. Keller, D. A. B. Miller, G. D. Boyd, T. H. Chiu, J. F. Ferguson, and M. T. Asom, “Solid-state low-loss intracavity saturable absorber for Nd:YLF lasers: an antiresonant semiconductor FabryPerot saturable absorber,” Opt. Lett. 17, 505–507 (1992).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adel, P.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, “Super-stretched mode-locked Yb3+-fiber laser with 33 nm bandwidth and 56 nJ pulse energy” in Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL), OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 50, 221–223 (2001), paper TuA4-1.

Asom, M. T.

Auerbach, M.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, “Super-stretched mode-locked Yb3+-fiber laser with 33 nm bandwidth and 56 nJ pulse energy” in Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL), OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 50, 221–223 (2001), paper TuA4-1.

Boyd, G. D.

Buckley, J.

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser,” Opt. Express14, 10095–10100 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-10095.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Buckley, J. R.

Cautaerts, V.

Chiu, T. H.

Cho, C. C.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, C. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, “Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Chong, A.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser with pulse energy above 20 nJ,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2408–2410 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser,” Opt. Express14, 10095–10100 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-10095.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Clark, W. G.

Crittenden, P.

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dong, L.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, C. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, “Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Engelbrecht, M.

Fallnich, C.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, “Super-stretched mode-locked Yb3+-fiber laser with 33 nm bandwidth and 56 nJ pulse energy” in Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL), OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 50, 221–223 (2001), paper TuA4-1.

Ferguson, J. F.

Fermann, M. E.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, C. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, “Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Ghalmi, S.

Hanna, D. C.

Hartl, I.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, C. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, “Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Herda, R.

M. Rusu, R. Herda, S. Kivistö, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2257–2259 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Dispersion Compensation-Free Fiber Laser Mode-Locked and Stabilized by High-Contrast Saturable Absorber Mirror” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893–899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hideur, A.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ilday, F. Ö.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, H. Lim, F. W. Wise, and W. G. Clark, “Generation of 50-fs, 5-nJ pulses at 1.03 µm from a wave-breaking-free fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 1365–1367 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Lim, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, “Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control,” Opt. Express10, 1497–1502 (2002), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-25-1497.
[PubMed]

Imeshev, G.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, C. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, “Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

Keller, U.

Kieu, K.

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “All-fiber normal-dispersion femtosecond laser,” Opt. Express16, 11453–11458 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11453.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kivistö, S.

Kracht, D.

Lim, H.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, H. Lim, F. W. Wise, and W. G. Clark, “Generation of 50-fs, 5-nJ pulses at 1.03 µm from a wave-breaking-free fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 1365–1367 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Lim, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, “Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control,” Opt. Express10, 1497–1502 (2002), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-25-1497.
[PubMed]

Limpert, J.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Selfstarting passively mode-locked fibre ring soliton laser exploiting non linear polarisation rotation,” Electron. Lett.,  28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Miller, D. A. B.

Newson, T. P.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Selfstarting passively mode-locked fibre ring soliton laser exploiting non linear polarisation rotation,” Electron. Lett.,  28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Okhotnikov, O. G.

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

M. Rusu, R. Herda, S. Kivistö, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Fiber taper for dispersion management in a mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 2257–2259 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Dispersion Compensation-Free Fiber Laser Mode-Locked and Stabilized by High-Contrast Saturable Absorber Mirror” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893–899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ortaç, B.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Paschotta, R.

Payne, D. N.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Selfstarting passively mode-locked fibre ring soliton laser exploiting non linear polarisation rotation,” Electron. Lett.,  28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Prochnow, O.

Rafailov, E. U.

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ramachandran, S.

Renninger, W.

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser,” Opt. Express14, 10095–10100 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-10095.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Renninger, W. H.

Richardson, D. J.

V. Cautaerts, D. J. Richardson, R. Paschotta, and D. C. Hanna, “Stretched pulse Yb3+:silica fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 22, 316–318 (1997).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Selfstarting passively mode-locked fibre ring soliton laser exploiting non linear polarisation rotation,” Electron. Lett.,  28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ruehl, A.

Rusu, M.

Schmidt, O.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schreiber, T.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schultz, M.

M. Schultz, O. Prochnow, A. Ruehl, D. Wandt, D. Kracht, S. Ramachandran, and S. Ghalmi “Sub-60-fs ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a fiber-based dispersion compensation,” Opt. Lett.,  32, 2372–2374 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Prochnow, A. Ruehl, M. Schultz, D. Wandt, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber similariton laser at 1 µm without dispersion compensation,” Opt. Express15, 6889–6893 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-11-6889.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sibbett, W.

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Starodumov, A.

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wandt, D.

Welling, H.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, “Super-stretched mode-locked Yb3+-fiber laser with 33 nm bandwidth and 56 nJ pulse energy” in Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL), OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 50, 221–223 (2001), paper TuA4-1.

Wise, F.

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser,” Opt. Express14, 10095–10100 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-10095.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wise, F. W.

A. Chong, W. H. Renninger, and F. W. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser with pulse energy above 20 nJ,” Opt. Lett. 32, 2408–2410 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, H. Lim, F. W. Wise, and W. G. Clark, “Generation of 50-fs, 5-nJ pulses at 1.03 µm from a wave-breaking-free fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 28, 1365–1367 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Lim, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, “Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control,” Opt. Express10, 1497–1502 (2002), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-25-1497.
[PubMed]

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “All-fiber normal-dispersion femtosecond laser,” Opt. Express16, 11453–11458 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11453.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Selfstarting passively mode-locked fibre ring soliton laser exploiting non linear polarisation rotation,” Electron. Lett.,  28, 2226–2228 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, “Dispersion Compensation-Free Fiber Laser Mode-Locked and Stabilized by High-Contrast Saturable Absorber Mirror” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893–899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

R. Herda, O. G. Okhotnikov, E. U. Rafailov, W. Sibbett, P. Crittenden, and A. Starodumov, “Semiconductor Quantum-Dot Saturable Absorber Mode-Locked Fiber Laser” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 157–159 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (7)

Other (7)

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, and H. Welling, “Super-stretched mode-locked Yb3+-fiber laser with 33 nm bandwidth and 56 nJ pulse energy” in Advanced Solid State Lasers (ASSL), OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Vol. 50, 221–223 (2001), paper TuA4-1.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, C. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, “Ultra-compact dispersion compensated femtosecond fiber oscillators and amplifiers,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.

B. Ortaç, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and A. Hideur, “High-energy femtosecond Yb-doped dispersion compensation free fiber laser,” Opt. Express15, 10725–10732 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-17-10725.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Prochnow, A. Ruehl, M. Schultz, D. Wandt, and D. Kracht, “All-fiber similariton laser at 1 µm without dispersion compensation,” Opt. Express15, 6889–6893 (2007), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-11-6889.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Kieu and F. W. Wise, “All-fiber normal-dispersion femtosecond laser,” Opt. Express16, 11453–11458 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-15-11453.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Lim, F. Ö. Ilday, and F. W. Wise, “Femtosecond ytterbium fiber laser with photonic crystal fiber for dispersion control,” Opt. Express10, 1497–1502 (2002), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-10-25-1497.
[PubMed]

A. Chong, J. Buckley, W. Renninger, and F. Wise, “All-normal-dispersion femtosecond fiber laser,” Opt. Express14, 10095–10100 (2006), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-10095.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the fiber ring cavity. SMF: single-mode fiber, WDM: wavelength division multiplexer, PC: polarization controller.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Transmission curve of the WDM used as spectral filter measured with a white light source.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Measured output power in respect to pump power with a mode-locking threshold of 200mW; (b) The pulse train was measured with a fast photo diode.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Radio-frequency spectrum; repetition frequency: f R ; resolution bandwidth: RBW; (b) Output spectrum on a linear scale measured at the NPE-port (black line) and at the 5% coupler (dashed red line).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Autocorrelation function of the output pulses and dechirped output pulses [(b), black line]. Additionally, the bandwidth-limited autocorrelation function calculated by a fast Fourier transform of the optical spectrum is shown [(b), red, dashed curve].

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