Abstract

We propose a novel mode-locked fiber laser design that relies on attracting similariton solutions in fiber amplifiers with normal group-velocity dispersion and strong spectral filtering to compensate increased pulse duration and bandwidth. Stable high-energy, large-bandwidth pulses are obtained that can be linearly compressed, resulting in ultrashort pulses.

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B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photon. 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C. Aguergaray, D. Méchin, V. Kruglov, and J. D. Harvey, Opt. Express 18, 8680 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. G. Bale, S. Boscolo, J. N. Kutz, and S. K. Turitsyn, Phys. Rev. A 81, 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009

2008

J. F. Zhang, L. Wu, and L. Li, Phys. Rev. A 78, 055801 (2008).
[CrossRef]

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 58 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006

2004

2000

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

Boscolo, S.

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Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

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M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
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Turitsyn, S. K.

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J. F. Zhang, L. Wu, and L. Li, Phys. Rev. A 78, 055801 (2008).
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Laser Photon. Rev.

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 58 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon.

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photon. 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

B. G. Bale, S. Boscolo, J. N. Kutz, and S. K. Turitsyn, Phys. Rev. A 81, 033828 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. F. Zhang, L. Wu, and L. Li, Phys. Rev. A 78, 055801 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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 (2)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Laser configuration. (b) Numerical simulation of Eqs. (1, 2, 3) over one cavity round trip once stable mode locking is obtained. The last three pulses are a result of the discrete transfer functions in Eqs. (3). Inset, intensity (log scale) and chirp of the pulse just before the OC.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of the pulse (a) normalized energy, (b) peak power, (c) duration, and (d) bandwidth for the simulation shown in Fig. 1b (solid curves) and analytical results (dashed curves). The last three points correspond to the discrete elements (shaded diamond is for analytic). Regions I and III correspond to the “similariton” and “saturated” regimes, respectively.

Equations (12)

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i u z 1 2 d u t t + | u | 2 u = i g ( u + ν u t t ) ,
g = g ( z ) = g 0 1 + E / E s ,
u f ( t ) = ρ u i ( t ) ,
u f ( t ) = u ^ i ( Ω ) × A ^ ( Ω ) e i Ω t d Ω ,
u f ( t ) = l 0 1 + | u i ( t ) | 2 / P s × u i ( t ) ,
u ( z , t ) = a ( z ) f ( t τ ( z ) ) e i C ( z ) t 2 + i q ( z ) ,
a z = 2 d C a + 2 g 0 a 1 + 4 a τ / ( 3 E s ) ,
τ z = 2 d C τ ,
C z = 2 d C 2 a τ 2 ,
a f = 1 4 [ Ω f 2 C i 2 + 4 Ω f 4 ] a i ,
τ f = ( 4 C i 2 + Ω f 4 ) 2 C i 2 Ω f 2 ,
C f = [ Ω f 4 4 C i 2 + Ω f 4 ] C i .

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