Abstract

We demonstrate an ultralong cavity, all-fiber, all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser that is passively mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM). Without any discrete dispersion-compensation components or conventional spectral filters, the SESAM works together with the strongly chirped pulse and the nonlinearity induced spectrum broadening to perform a filtering-equivalent function, thus stabilizing the mode locking. The laser generates 4.3nJ stable mode-locked pulses with a 397kHz fundamental repetition rate at a 1068nm central wavelength.

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[CrossRef]

2008 (2)

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

W. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. Wise, Opt. Lett. 33, 3025 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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[PubMed]

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Chong, A.

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F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cserteg, A.

J. Fekete, A. Cserteg, and R. Szipőcs, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 49 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Desaix, M.

Dörring, J.

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J. Fekete, A. Cserteg, and R. Szipőcs, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 49 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Frei, J.

Fujimoto, J. G.

Gomes, L. A.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Grudinin, A. B.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 67 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Herda, R.

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. O.

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Ilday, O.

J. R. Buckley, O. Ilday, H. Lim, and F. W. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThK7.
[PubMed]

Ippen, E. P.

Jouhti, T.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kang, J. U.

U. Sharma, C. S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1277 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Killi, A.

Kim, C. S.

U. Sharma, C. S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1277 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

Lederer, M. J.

Lim, H.

J. R. Buckley, O. Ilday, H. Lim, and F. W. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThK7.
[PubMed]

Lisak, M.

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Morgner, U.

Newson, T. P.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893 (2004).
[CrossRef]

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Orsila, L.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ouzounov, D. G.

S. Zhou, D. G. Ouzounov, C. Sinclair, and F. W. Wise, in 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2006, LEOS 2006 (IEEE LEOS, 2006), p. 209.

Payne, D. N.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 67 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

Renninger, W.

Richardson, D. J.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 67 (1992).
[CrossRef]

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U. Sharma, C. S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1277 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Sinclair, C.

S. Zhou, D. G. Ouzounov, C. Sinclair, and F. W. Wise, in 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2006, LEOS 2006 (IEEE LEOS, 2006), p. 209.

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J. Fekete, A. Cserteg, and R. Szipőcs, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 49 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Tang, D. Y.

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. R. Buckley, O. Ilday, H. Lim, and F. W. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThK7.
[PubMed]

S. Zhou, D. G. Ouzounov, C. Sinclair, and F. W. Wise, in 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2006, LEOS 2006 (IEEE LEOS, 2006), p. 209.

Wu, X.

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zervas, M. N.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, H.

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhao, L. M.

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhou, S.

S. Zhou, D. G. Ouzounov, C. Sinclair, and F. W. Wise, in 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2006, LEOS 2006 (IEEE LEOS, 2006), p. 209.

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, Electron. Lett. 28, 67 (1992).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

U. Sharma, C. S. Kim, and J. U. Kang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 1277 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

J. Fekete, A. Cserteg, and R. Szipőcs, Laser Phys. Lett. 6, 49 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, Opt. Commun. 92, 61 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

D. Y. Tang, H. Zhang, L. M. Zhao, and X. Wu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 153904 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

S. Zhou, D. G. Ouzounov, C. Sinclair, and F. W. Wise, in 19th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society, 2006, LEOS 2006 (IEEE LEOS, 2006), p. 209.

J. R. Buckley, O. Ilday, H. Lim, and F. W. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThK7.
[PubMed]

G. Agarwal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001), Chap. 3.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the PMFL.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Optical spectrum, (b) oscilloscope trace, (c) rf spectrum of the stable mode-locked pulses.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Optical spectrum and (b) oscilloscope trace of the wavelength-shifted mode-locked pulses.

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