Abstract

By incorporating a section of large positive-dispersion fiber in an all-fiber erbium ring laser, we obtain high-energy pulses with spectral widths of 56 nm. The chirp on these pulses is highly linear and can be compensated for with dispersion in the output coupling fiber lead. The result is a fully self-starting source of 77-fs pulse with 90 pJ of energy and greater than 1 kW of peak power at a 45-MHz repetition rate.

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1993

1992

D. J. Richardson, A. B. Grudinin, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 778 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, Electron. Lett. 28, 2226 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. U. Noske, N. Pandit, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 2185 (1992).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086 (1992).
[CrossRef]

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1991

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

R. P. Davey, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2073 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, M. H. Ober, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 16, 502 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andrejco, M. J.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 18, 48 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper PD16.

Chernikov, S. V.

Davey, R. P.

R. P. Davey, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Dianov, E. M.

Duling, I. N.

I. N. Duling, Electron. Lett. 27, 544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Duling, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper WU1.

Ferguson, A. I.

R. P. Davey, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 18, 48 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, F. Haberl, M. H. Ober, A. J. Schmidt, Opt. Lett. 16, 502 (1991).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper PD16.

Fujimoto, J. G.

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 18, 220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, A. B.

D. J. Richardson, A. B. Grudinin, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 778 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Haberl, F.

Haus, H. A.

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 18, 220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086 (1992).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, Electron. Lett. 28, 2226 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Hofer, M.

Ippen, E. P.

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, E. P. Ippen, H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, Opt. Lett. 18, 220 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, Electron. Lett. 28, 2226 (1992).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Jacobson, J.

Kelly, S. M. J.

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Kimura, Y.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2073 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Langford, N.

R. P. Davey, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Nakazawa, M.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2073 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Newson, T. P.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Noske, D. U.

D. U. Noske, N. Pandit, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 2185 (1992).
[CrossRef]

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Ober, M. H.

Pandit, N.

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. U. Noske, N. Pandit, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 2185 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Payne, D. N.

S. V. Chernikov, E. M. Dianov, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Opt. Lett. 18, 476 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Richardson, A. B. Grudinin, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 778 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, M. W.

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

S. V. Chernikov, E. M. Dianov, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Opt. Lett. 18, 476 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. J. Richardson, A. B. Grudinin, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 778 (1992).
[CrossRef]

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, A. J.

Silberberg, Y.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 18, 48 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper PD16.

Stock, M. L.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper PD16.

Tamura, K.

Taylor, J. R.

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. U. Noske, N. Pandit, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 2185 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, Opt. Lett. 18, 48 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper PD16.

Yoshida, E.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2073 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Appl. Phys. Lett. 59, 2073 (1991).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, D. J. Richardson, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1391 (1992).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, E. P. Ippen, Electron. Lett. 28, 2226 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. U. Noske, N. Pandit, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 2185 (1992).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Duling, Electron. Lett. 27, 544 (1991).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, R. I. Laming, D. N. Payne, M. W. Phillips, V. J. Matsas, Electron. Lett. 27, 730 (1991).
[CrossRef]

R. P. Davey, N. Langford, A. I. Ferguson, Electron. Lett. 27, 1257 (1991).
[CrossRef]

M. Nakazawa, E. Yoshida, Y. Kimura, Electron. Lett. 29, 63 (1993).
[CrossRef]

N. Pandit, D. U. Noske, S. M. J. Kelly, J. R. Taylor, Electron. Lett. 28, 455 (1992).
[CrossRef]

S. M. J. Kelly, Electron. Lett. 28, 806 (1992).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, A. B. Grudinin, D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 778 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

H. A. Haus, J. G. Fujimoto, E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 28, 2086 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

M. E. Fermann, M. J. Andrejco, M. L. Stock, Y. Silberberg, A. M. Weiner, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper PD16.

I. N. Duling, in Annual Meeting, Vol. 23 of 1992 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1992), paper WU1.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental system configuration. WDM, wavelength-division-multiplexed.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output power versus launched pump power for a given setting of the polarization controllers.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation of the 700-ps output pulse after a 58-cm output coupling fiber lead and the 77-fs output pulse after a 169-cm lead (detail shown in inset).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Spectrum of the pulse. Dashed curve, full spectrum; solid curve, spectrum after the pulse passes through the polarizer.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Normalized autocorrelation width versus output coupling fiber lead dispersion. Widths are normalized to the initial width of 1.09 ps after 58 cm of lead.

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