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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2005 (1)

2004 (2)

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]

M. Olivier, V. Roy, M. Piché, and F. Babin, "Pulse collisions in the stretched-pulse fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 29, 1461-1463 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2003 (1)

1997 (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]

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

1989 (1)

1985 (1)

Anderson, D.

Babin, F.

Béal, J.

Buckley, J. R.

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]

Clark, W.G.

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]

Desaix, M.

Fallnich, C.

Grelu, P.

Haus, H. A.

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]

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]

Hundertmark, H.

Ilday, F. Ö.

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]

Ippen, E. P.

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]

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]

Johnson, A. M.

Jones, D. J.

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]

Kracht, D.

Lisak, M.

Nelson, L. E.

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]

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]

Olivier, M.

Piché, M.

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

Rothenberg, J. E.

Roy, V.

Ruehl,

Ruehl, A.

Soto-Crespo, J.

Stolen, R. H.

Tamura, K.

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]

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]

Tomlinson, W. J.

Wandt, D.

Wise, F. W.

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]

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

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Fig. 2

The autocorrelation trace of output pulses.

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Fig. 3

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

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Fig. 4

Output pulses train observed in oscilloscope

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