Abstract

We report ultrashort, high-energy pulse generation from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser. The laser is operating in the stretched-pulse regime. It directly generates 4.8-ps, 5-nJ pulses that are extracavity compressed to 90 fs.

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2002 (5)

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöller, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Lefort, J. H. V. Price, D. J. Richardson, G. J. Spühler, R. Pashotta, U. Keller, A. R. Fry, and J. Weston, Opt. Lett. 27, 291 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (3)

T. Chartier, A. Hideur, F. Sanchez, and G. M. Stephan, Appl. Opt. 40, 5343 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1998 (1)

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, and L. Goldberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1247 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1995 (3)

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ripin and L. Goldberg, Electron. Lett. 31, 2204 (1995).
[CrossRef]

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1289 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Adel, P.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Auerbach, M.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Brunel, M.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Chartier, T.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

T. Chartier, A. Hideur, F. Sanchez, and G. M. Stephan, Appl. Opt. 40, 5343 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Clausnitzer, T.

Fallnich, C.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, and L. Goldberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1247 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Fry, A. R.

Fuchs, H.-J.

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, and L. Goldberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1247 (1998).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Ripin and L. Goldberg, Electron. Lett. 31, 2204 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Harter, D.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Haus, H. A.

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1289 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Hideur, A.

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Chartier, A. Hideur, F. Sanchez, and G. M. Stephan, Appl. Opt. 40, 5343 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hofer, M.

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, and L. Goldberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1247 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ippen, E. P.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1289 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Keller, U.

Kley, E.-B.

Leblond, H.

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Lefort, L.

Lenz, G.

Limpert, J.

Louis, S.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Müller, H.-R.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, L. E.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Özkul, C.

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Pashotta, R.

Price, J. H. V.

Richardson, D. J.

Ripin, D. J.

D. J. Ripin and L. Goldberg, Electron. Lett. 31, 2204 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Salhi, M.

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez, F.

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

T. Chartier, A. Hideur, F. Sanchez, and G. M. Stephan, Appl. Opt. 40, 5343 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Schreiber, T.

Spühler, G. J.

Stephan, G. M.

Sucha, G.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tamura, K.

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1289 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Unger, S.

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Weston, J.

Zellmer, H.

Zöller, K.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (2)

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, G. Sucha, and D. Harter, Appl. Phys. B 65, 259 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, C. Özkul, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. B 74, 121 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, S. Louis, C. Özkul, and F. Sanchez, Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 3389 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

D. J. Ripin and L. Goldberg, Electron. Lett. 31, 2204 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, and L. Goldberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1247 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

P. Adel, M. Auerbach, C. Fallnich, S. Unger, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Commun. 211, 283 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

H. Leblond, M. Salhi, A. Hideur, T. Chartier, M. Brunel, and F. Sanchez, Phys. Rev. A 65, 063811 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectrum and autocorrelation trace of the pulses for 1.6 W of pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation trace of the extracavity-compressed pulses for a pump power of 1.6 W and the theoretical fit with a Gaussian pulse shape.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation trace of the compressed pulses for a pump power of 1.7 W. The dotted curve is the theoretical autocorrelation of a Gaussian pulse.

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