Abstract

We report on a mode-locked fiber laser featuring an Yb-doped large-mode-area Bragg fiber and exploiting dissipative-soliton pulse shaping. Reliable self-starting mode-locking is achieved using a fast semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser generates 30nJ chirped pulses at 17MHz repetition rate for an average power of 510mW. The 3.2ps output pulses are compressed outside the cavity to 440fs.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the passively mode-locked fiber laser: HWP, half-wave plate; QWP, quarter-wave plate; DM, dielectric mirrors; SAM, saturable absorber mirror. Insets, (a) cross-section of the Yb-doped Bragg fiber and (b) output beam profile.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical optical spectrum obtained in (a) the solitonlike regime and (b) corresponding autocorrelation trace.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output of the all-normal dispersion laser (solid curves): (a) main output spectrum, (b) output pulse autocorrelation on linear and logarithmic (insets) scales,(c) autocorrelation of the dechirped pulse, (d) pulse dynamics inside the cavity from numerical simulation. Also shown are the results from numerical simulations (open circles). OC, output coupler. SA, saturable absorber.

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