Abstract

We report the generation of 6-nJ chirped pulses from a mode-locked Yb fiber laser at 1.03 µm. A linear anomalous-dispersion segment suppresses wave-breaking effects of solitonlike pulse shaping at high energies. The dechirped pulse duration is 50 fs, and the energy is 5 nJ. This laser produces twice the pulse energy and average power, and approximately five times the peak power, of the previous best mode-locked fiber laser. It is to our knowledge the first fiber laser that directly offers performance similar to that of solid-state lasers such as Ti:sapphire.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Jacobson, J.

Karlsson, M.

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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]

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[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: HWP, half-wave plate; QWPs, quarter-wave plates; PBS, polarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the pulse from the NPE rejection port (solid curve) and of the pulses from a reflection off a diffraction grating (dashed curve). Inset, experimental (solid curve) and calculated (dashed curve) spectra and a Gaussian fit (dotted curve) plotted on a logarithmic scale.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental autocorrelation of the deciphered pulses (gray symbols) along with the envelopes of the autocorrelation produced by numerical simulation (solid curves). Inset, intensity autocorrelations of pulses directly from the laser and the dechirped pulses.2

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