Abstract

A new regime of pulse parameters in a normal-dispersion fiber laser is identified. Dissipative solitons exist with remarkably large pulse duration and chirp, along with large pulse energy. A low-repetition-rate oscillator that generates pulses with large and linear chirp can replace the standard oscillator, stretcher, pulse-picker, and preamplifier in a chirped-pulse fiber amplifier. The theoretical properties of such a giant-chirp oscillator are presented. A fiber laser designed to operate in the new regime generates ~150 ps pulses at a 3 MHz repetition rate. Amplification of these pulses to 1 μJ energy with pulse duration as short as 670 fs demonstrates the promise of this new approach.

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[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 56, 219 (1985).

Renninger, W.

Renninger, W. H.

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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Lett. 56, 219 (1985).

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. Mollenauer, J. Gordon, and M. Islam, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 22, 157 (1986).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

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Phys. Rev. A (1)

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 77, 023814 (2008).
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