Abstract

We report experimental and numerical results on the dynamics and propagation of parabolic pulses in a passively mode-locked ytterbium-doped fiber laser. Experimental data and numerical simulations are shown to match. Particular importance is attached to the pulse-shaping process in the different sections of the resonator. The paramount role of the gain fiber and saturable absorber in the laser is explicated.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2000 (2)

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

V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Opt. Lett. 25, 1753 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1995 (1)

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

1994 (1)

1993 (1)

1992 (1)

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Desaix, M.

Dudley, J. M.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Haus, H. A.

Hirlimann, C. A.

Ilday, F. Ö.

J. Buckley, F. Ö. Ilday, F. W. Wise, and T. Sosnowski, Opt. Lett. 30, 1888 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ippen, E. P.

Jacobson, J.

Karlsson, M.

Keeping, E. S.

J. F. Kenney and E. S. Keeping, Mathematics of Statistics, Pt. 1, 3rd ed. (Van Nostrand, New York, 1962).

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J. F. Kenney and E. S. Keeping, Mathematics of Statistics, Pt. 1, 3rd ed. (Van Nostrand, New York, 1962).

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[CrossRef]

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

Li, K. D.

Lisak, M.

Nelson, L. E.

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[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 19, 46 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Peacock, A. C.

Pearson, N. M.

Pfeiffer, Th.

Th. Pfeiffer and H. Büllow, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 449 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

Sosnowski, T.

Tamura, K.

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

K. Tamura, J. Jacobson, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 19, 46 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thomsen, B. C.

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

Wise, F. W.

J. Buckley, F. Ö. Ilday, F. W. Wise, and T. Sosnowski, Opt. Lett. 30, 1888 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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 Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Th. Pfeiffer and H. Büllow, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 449 (1992).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

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

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. F. Kenney and E. S. Keeping, Mathematics of Statistics, Pt. 1, 3rd ed. (Van Nostrand, New York, 1962).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Temporal profile measured (circles) and calculated (curve) with the corresponding temporal phase. (b) Power spectrum measured (solid curve) and calculated (dashed curve).

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Evolution of the spectral (solid curve) and temporal RMS width (dashed curve) with respect to the position in the resonator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Evolution of the kurtosis excess of the power spectrum with respect to the position in the resonator. Inset, normalized power spectra behind the relevant resonator sections on a linear scale.

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