Abstract

We report on an ytterbium-doped similariton fiber ring laser with a hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber for intracavity dispersion control. The oscillator is hybrid mode locked with a saturable Bragg reflector and by nonlinear polarization evolution. This scheme allows for an exact adjustment of the transmission characteristic to avoid the formation of bunched noiselike pulses while the self-starting characteristic is preserved. The oscillator generates highly stretched similaritons at 1025nm with a pulse energy above 1nJ at a repetition rate of 21.9MHz.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: QWP, quarter wave-plate; HWP, half-wave plate; ISO, Faraday isolator; HCPBF, hollow-core photonic bandgap fiber; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; SBR, saturable Bragg reflector; SMF, single-mode fiber; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Power spectrum on a logarithmic scale and on a linear scale (inset).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Second-order autocorrelation traces (solid curve) and corresponding Gaussian fits (dotted curves) of the chirped and externally dechirped pulses, respectively.

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