Abstract

We report on stretched-pulse operation of a thulium-doped fiber laser. The laser generated pulses at a center wavelength of 1974nm with an energy of 4 nJ that could externally be compressed to a duration of 173 fs.

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    [CrossRef]
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  4. N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, "Widely Broadened Super Continuum Generation Using Highly Nonlinear Dispersion Shifted Fibers and Femtosecond Fiber Laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, L365-L367 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
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  6. J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Flemming, F. DiMarcello, E. Monberg, A. Yablon, C. Jørgensen and T. Veng, "All-fiber, octave-spanning supercontinuum," Opt. Lett. 28, 643-645 (2003).
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    [CrossRef]
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    [CrossRef]
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2007 (2)

2006 (1)

2004 (1)

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 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2001 (1)

N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, "Widely Broadened Super Continuum Generation Using Highly Nonlinear Dispersion Shifted Fibers and Femtosecond Fiber Laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, L365-L367 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (3)

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers: theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, "Pulse dynamics in stretched-pulse fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158-160 (1995).

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen and H. A. Haus, "Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19-21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1993 (2)

1992 (3)

Anderson, D.

Buckley, J. R.

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 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Buenting, U.

U. Buenting, P. Wessels, H. Sayinc, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra of the optical axes Nm and Np," Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711C-1 (2008).

Burgoyne, B.

Chernov, A.

Clark, W. G.

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 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Desaix, M.

Dianov, E.

DiMarcello, F.

Elliot, J.

Engelbrecht, M.

Fermann, M.

L. Shah and M. Fermann, "High-Power Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 22, 552-558 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Flemming, J.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gisin, N.

N. Gisin and J. P. Pellaux, "Polarization mode dispersion: time versus frequency domain," Opt. Commun. 89, 316-323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Godbout, N.

Goto, T.

N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, "Widely Broadened Super Continuum Generation Using Highly Nonlinear Dispersion Shifted Fibers and Femtosecond Fiber Laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, L365-L367 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Haberl, F.

Haus, H. A.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers: theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, "Pulse dynamics in stretched-pulse fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158-160 (1995).

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen and H. A. Haus, "Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19-21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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]

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus and J. G. Fujimoto, "Unidirectional ring resonators for selfstarting passively mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 220-222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Haxsen, F.

Hofer, M.

Ilday, F. O.

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 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen and H. A. Haus, "Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19-21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers: theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, "Pulse dynamics in stretched-pulse fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158-160 (1995).

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]

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus and J. G. Fujimoto, "Unidirectional ring resonators for selfstarting passively mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 220-222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Jacobson, J.

Jedrzejewski, K. P.

Jørgensen, C.

Konov, V.

Kracht, D.

Lacroix, S.

Limpert, J.

Lisak, M.

Lobach, A.

Monberg, E.

Nelson, L. E.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers: theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen and H. A. Haus, "Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19-21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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]

Nicholson, J. W.

Nishizawa, N.

N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, "Widely Broadened Super Continuum Generation Using Highly Nonlinear Dispersion Shifted Fibers and Femtosecond Fiber Laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, L365-L367 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Ober, M. H.

Obraztsova, E.

Ortac¸, B.

Pan, N.

Pellaux, J. P.

N. Gisin and J. P. Pellaux, "Polarization mode dispersion: time versus frequency domain," Opt. Commun. 89, 316-323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Prochnow, O.

U. Buenting, P. Wessels, H. Sayinc, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra of the optical axes Nm and Np," Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711C-1 (2008).

A. Ruehl, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt, D. Kracht, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout and S. Lacroix, "Dynamics of parabolic pulses in an ultrafast fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 2734-2736 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

Ruehl, A.

Sayinc, H.

U. Buenting, P. Wessels, H. Sayinc, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra of the optical axes Nm and Np," Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711C-1 (2008).

Schreiber, T.

Shah, L.

L. Shah and M. Fermann, "High-Power Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 22, 552-558 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Sharp, R. C.

Solodyankin, M.

Spock, D. E.

Tamura, K.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers: theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, "Pulse dynamics in stretched-pulse fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158-160 (1995).

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]

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus and J. G. Fujimoto, "Unidirectional ring resonators for selfstarting passively mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 220-222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Tausenev, A.

Taylor, E. R.

Tunnermann, A.

Veng, T.

Wandt, D.

Wessels, P.

U. Buenting, P. Wessels, H. Sayinc, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra of the optical axes Nm and Np," Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711C-1 (2008).

Wise, F. W.

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 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wisk, P.

Yablon, A.

Yan, M. F.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen and H. A. Haus, "Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser," Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19-21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, "Pulse dynamics in stretched-pulse fiber lasers," Appl. Phys. Lett. Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158-160 (1995).

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson and E. P. Ippen, "Stretched-pulse additive pulse mode-locking in fiber ring lasers: theory and experiment," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591-598 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. Shah and M. Fermann, "High-Power Ultrashort-Pulse Fiber Amplifiers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 22, 552-558 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, "Widely Broadened Super Continuum Generation Using Highly Nonlinear Dispersion Shifted Fibers and Femtosecond Fiber Laser," Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, L365-L367 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

N. Gisin and J. P. Pellaux, "Polarization mode dispersion: time versus frequency domain," Opt. Commun. 89, 316-323 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (8)

M. Engelbrecht, F. Haxsen, A. Ruehl, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast thulium-doped fiber oscillator with pulse energy of 4.3 nJ," Opt. Lett. 33, 690-692 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Solodyankin, E. Obraztsova, A. Lobach, A. Chernov, A. Tausenev, V. Konov and E. Dianov, "1.93 μm modelocked thulium fiber laser with a carbon nanotube absorber," Opt. Lett. 33, 1336-1338 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, F. Haberl, M. E. Fermann, E. R. Taylor and K. P. Jedrzejewski, "Regenerative Nd:glass amplifier seeded with a Nd:fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 17, 807-809 (1992).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus and J. G. Fujimoto, "Unidirectional ring resonators for selfstarting passively mode-locked lasers," Opt. Lett. 18, 220-222 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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]

R. C. Sharp, D. E. Spock, N. Pan and J. Elliot, "190-fs passively mode-locked thulium fiber laser with a low thres-hold," Opt. Lett. 21, 881-883 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Nicholson, M. F. Yan, P. Wisk, J. Flemming, F. DiMarcello, E. Monberg, A. Yablon, C. Jørgensen and T. Veng, "All-fiber, octave-spanning supercontinuum," Opt. Lett. 28, 643-645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

A. Ruehl, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt, D. Kracht, B. Burgoyne, N. Godbout and S. Lacroix, "Dynamics of parabolic pulses in an ultrafast fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 31, 2734-2736 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

U. Buenting, P. Wessels, H. Sayinc, O. Prochnow, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra of the optical axes Nm and Np," Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711C-1 (2008).

Other (4)

H. Hundertmark, D. Kracht, D. Wandt, C. Fallnich, V. V. R. K. Kumar, A. K. George, J. C. Knight and P. St. J. Russel,"Supercontinuum generation with 200 pJ laser pulses in an extruded SF6 fiber at 1560 nm," Opt. Express 11, 3196-3201 (2003), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm? URI=oe-11-24-3196.

K. Tamura, "Additive Pulse Mode-Locked Erbium-Doped Fiber Lasers," Ph. D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1994.

Nufern, "LMA-TDF-25/250," http://www.nufern.com/fiber detail.php/3.

M. Engelbrecht, F. Haxsen, D. Wandt and D. Kracht, "Wavelength resolved intracavity measurement of the cross sections of a Tm-doped fiber," Opt. Express 16, 1610-1615 (2008), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-3-1610.

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