Abstract

We report a passively mode-locked fiber-based oscillator that has no internal dispersion-compensating gratings. This design, which we believe to be the first of its kind, produces 25nJ pulses at 80MHz with the pulses compressible to 150fs. The pulses appear to be self-similar and initial data imply that their energy is further scalable.

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An, J.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, C. P. J. Barty, J. An, and D. Kim, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThC7.

Ashkin, A.

Barty, C. P. J.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, C. P. J. Barty, J. An, and D. Kim, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThC7.

Botineau, J.

Buckley, J.

Buckley, J. R.

J. R. Buckley, E. W. Wise, F. O. Ilday, and T. Sosnowski, Opt. Lett. 30, 1888 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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

Chong, A.

Clark, W. G.

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

Dawson, J. W.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, C. P. J. Barty, J. An, and D. Kim, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThC7.

Fermann, M. E.

Haberl, F.

Hofer, M.

Ilday, F. O.

J. R. Buckley, E. W. Wise, F. O. Ilday, and T. Sosnowski, Opt. Lett. 30, 1888 (2005).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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

F. O. Ilday, 'Theory and practice of high-energy femtosecond fiber lasers,' Ph.D thesis (Cornell Univ., 2004).

Kim, D.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, C. P. J. Barty, J. An, and D. Kim, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThC7.

Messerly, M. J.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, C. P. J. Barty, J. An, and D. Kim, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThC7.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Ober, M. H.

Renninger, W.

Schmidt, A. J.

Sosnowski, T.

Stolen, R. H.

Wise, E. W.

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

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

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

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M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, C. P. J. Barty, J. An, and D. Kim, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CThC7.

F. O. Ilday, 'Theory and practice of high-energy femtosecond fiber lasers,' Ph.D thesis (Cornell Univ., 2004).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of a grating-less fiber oscillator: HW, half-wave plate; QW, quarter-wave plate; ISO, isolator; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; DP, beam dumper; DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of 9 nJ (black) and 25 nJ pulses (gray) from grating-compensated oscillator. (b) Spectrum of 25 nJ pulses from grating-less compensator (black) and grating-compensated oscillator. The latter is the same data as in (a), scaled to the center wavelength of the grating-less oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Intensity autocorrelation trace after the compression. Inset, autocorrelation trace of chirped output pulses (b) FROG trace after the compression.

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