Abstract

The use of Raman gain in conventional fiber followed by dispersion compensation in a holey fiber in a synchronously pumped laser configuration allowed compression by a factor of 8.5 of output pulses at a selected wavelength with respect to the pump pulses. We obtained 2-ps output pulses at 1.14 µm from a totally fiber-integrated laser pumped with 17-ps pulses at 1 µm. Higher pulse compression should be possible with nonlinear chirp compensation. Ultrashort-pulse, all-fiber Raman lasers at wavelengths shorter than 1.3 µm are feasible.

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[CrossRef]

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K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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Opt. Lett. (3)

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E. M. Dianov, P. V. Mamyshev, A. M. Prokhorov, and D. G. Fursa, Pis’ma Zh. Eksper. Teor. Fiz. 45, 469 (1987) JETP Lett. 45, 599 (1987).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental configuration of the all-fiber Raman laser including a holey fiber for dispersion compensation. PC, polarization controller.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum and (b) autocorrelation of the pump pulses measured in the reference arm of the tap coupler.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Output spectrum and (b) autocorrelation for the FRL with (solid curve) and without (dashed curve) the HF in the cavity.

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