Abstract

We demonstrate the use of a prism–grating sequence to reduce third-order dispersion inside a mode-locked Yb fiber laser. This laser generates pulses as short as 33fs with extremely clean temporal and spectral profiles. Nanojoule pulse energies are possible.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the fiber laser setup (not to scale). QWP; quarter-wave plate; HWP, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; M1–M3, mirrors. For the shortest pulses, L 1 = 0.7 cm , L 2 = 9.5 cm , L 3 = 2.1 cm .

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a), (b) Power spectrum and interferometric autocorrelation of the shortest pulses from the laser without prisms for TOD control. (c), (d) Power spectrum and interferometric autocorrelation of the shortest pulses from the laser with a prism pair for TOD control.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured interferometric autocorrelation of 33 fs pulses from the laser with TOD control. (b) Autocorrelation calculated from the PICASO algorithm. (c) Pulse intensity and phase calculated from PICASO.

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