Abstract

A simple design, which we believe to be the first of its kind, of an all-fiber-based optical source is proposed for the generation of widely tunable few-cycle pulses as short as 2025fs duration in the range of 1.62.1μm. Few-cycle pulses are obtained by compression of femtosecond pulses from the erbium-doped fiber laser in a three-stage scheme that uses (i) the effects of the soliton compression and the Raman frequency tuning in the dispersion decreasing fiber, as well as (ii) supercontinuum generation in a high-nonlinear silica fiber, and (iii) subsequent compression in a short conventional fiber.

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N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, S. Köhler, E. E. Serebryannikov, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. E 74, 036617 (2006).
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Electron. Lett. (1)

S. V. Chernikov, D. J. Richardson, E. M. Dianov, and D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 1842 (1992).
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IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Naganuma, K. Mogi, and H. Yamada, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 25, 1225 (1989).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

K. S. Abedin and F. Kubota, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 1203 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 518 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (3)

S. Kivistö, T. Hakulinen, M. Guina, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 19, 934 (2007).
[CrossRef]

N. Nishizawa and T. Goto, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 11, 325 (1999).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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

Laser Phys. (1)

A. V. Andrianov, A. V. Kim, S. V. Muraviov, and A. A. Sysoliatin, Laser Phys. 11, 1296 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Rev. E (1)

N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, S. Köhler, E. E. Serebryannikov, T. Fuji, T. Metzger, F. Krausz, A. Baltuška, and A. M. Zheltikov, Phys. Rev. E 74, 036617 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Academic, 2007).

M. Wegener, Extreme Nonlinear Optics (Springer-Verlag, 2005).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the few-cycle high repetition rate Er-doped fiber laser system. Inset, second-order dispersion β 2 of HNSF and DDF versus wavelength at different distances.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra of the soliton pulse (dashed curves) after DDF and of the supercontinuum (solid curves) after HNSF for different input power. Inset, autocorrelation trace of the supercontinuum for the case of input pulse energy 0.2 nJ .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Frequency shift (squares) and duration of the soliton pulse at the DDF output as functions of pulse energy (rhombs, autocorrelation measurements; crosses, inverse spectral width; solid curves, simulation). Inset, autocorrelation trace of the 50 fs soliton.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Measured (solid black curve) and synthesized (red dotted curve) autocorrelation functions of 24 fs compressed pulse at the central wavelength of 1.9 μ m ; (b) pulse intensity and phase reconstructed from autocorrelation and spectral measurements. Inset, pulse duration versus central wavelength.

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β 2 ( Ω , z ) = ( T R γ 4 W 4 30 s ) 1 3 ,
T = 30 2 3 15 ( T R γ W s ) 1 3 .

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