Abstract

We demonstrate the direct generation of 55 fs pulses from an all-fiber Erbium-doped ring laser oscillator using the nonlinear polarization rotation mode-locking. The average output power is 56.4 mW but limited by available pump power of 330 mW. The linear chirped pulse duration is 55 fs after recompression using standard single-mode fiber. The pulses show to resist optical wave breaking with a smooth spectrum without any side lobe and cw-breakthrough. This all-fiber laser exhibits relatively high transfer efficiency of 17% and the single pulse energy reaches 1.5 nJ.

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F. Ö. 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] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

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[Crossref]

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

1989 (1)

1985 (1)

Anderson, D.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Clark, W.G.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Hundertmark, H.

Ilday, F. Ö.

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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]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Wandt, D.

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. E. Nelson, D. J. Jones, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, “Ultrashort-pulse fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. B,  65, 277 (1997).
[Crossref]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Ö. 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] [PubMed]

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Experimental configuration of the erbium fiber ring oscillator

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

The autocorrelation trace of output pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

The output spectrum under 55 fs pulses output from the laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output pulses train observed in oscilloscope

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