Abstract

We demonstrate a mode-locked all-normal-dispersion ytterbium-doped fiber laser constructed with polarization-maintaining fibers. Spectral filtering of a chirped pulse in the cavity, along with a semiconductor saturable absorber, produce self-starting femtosecond mode-locked operation with large normal dispersion. Environmentally stable generation of 2nJ and 300fs pulses is achieved.

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I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.
[PubMed]

H. Lim, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 13, 3460 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. K. Nielsen, B. Ortac, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, R. Hohmuth, W. Richter, and A. Tunnermann, Opt. Express 13, 9346 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

An, J.

Barty, C. P.

Buckley, J.

Cho, G. C.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.
[PubMed]

Chong, A.

Dawson, J. W.

Dong, L.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.
[PubMed]

Fermann, M. E.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.
[PubMed]

Hartl, I.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.
[PubMed]

Hiduer, A.

Hohmuth, R.

Imeshev, G.

I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, L. Dong, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper CThG1.
[PubMed]

Keiding, S. R.

Kim, D.

Lecaplain, C.

Lim, H.

Limpert, J.

Messerly, M. J.

Nielsen, C. K.

Ortac, B.

Ortaç, B.

Renninger, W.

Richter, W.

Schreiber, T.

Tunnermann, A.

Tünnermann, A.

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Linear ANDi fiber laser simulation setup with simulated spectra at various locations: SA, saturable absorber; SF, spectral filter; HR, high-reflection mirror; SMF, single-mode fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of environmentally stable linear ANDi fiber laser: QWP, quarter-wave plate; HWP, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer; HR, high-reflection mirror; SMF, single-mode fiber. All components are PM components.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output of the environmentally stable linear ANDi laser (a) output 3 spectrum ( 74 mW ) , (b) output 3 dechirped autocorrelation ( 310 fs ) (inset, chirped autocorrelation), (c) output 1 spectrum ( 3.6 mW ) , (d) output 2 spectrum ( 4 mW ) .

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