Abstract

We present a mode-locked, all-normal-dispersion erbium-doped fiber oscillator generating output pulses with broadband spectra covering the range from 1475 to 1620nm. The oscillator operates at a repetition rate of 109MHz with output pulse energies of 1.6nJ. Mode-locked operation is achieved by use of nonlinear polarization evolution in combination with a birefringent filter. The output pulses are dechirped with an external prism compressor to a duration of 50fs.

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2008 (4)

2003 (1)

1995 (2)

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

1994 (1)

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Buckley, J.

Chong, A.

Haus, H. A.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. Ö.

Ippen, E. P.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kobayashi, Y.

Kuznetsova, L.

Nelson, L. E.

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Renninger, W. H.

Tamura, K.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Torizuka, K.

Wise, F. W.

Yoshitomi, D.

Zhou, X.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (2)

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[CrossRef]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. A. Haus, K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, and E. P. Ippen, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 31, 591 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 58 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (1)

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

All-normal erbium-fiber oscillator setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output spectrum and estimated pulse spectrum (dotted) on (a) linear and (b) logarithmic scales. (c) Intensity autocorrelations of the compressed, Fourier-limited (dotted), and uncompressed (inset) output pulses. Oscilloscope traces of the output pulse train recorded (d) in front and (e) behind the dichroic filter. (f) Radio-frequency spectrum centered at the fundamental repetition rate of 109 MHz at 1 Hz resolution and recorded in the range from 0 to 2 GHz with a resolution of 20 kHz (inset).

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i φ · E ( t ) = ( g l ) E ( t ) + ( 2 · ln ( 2 ) Ω 2 + i D 2 ) 2 E ( t ) t 2 + [ α sin ( κ | E | 2 ) i γ | E | 2 ] E ( t ) .
E ( t ) = E 0 · exp ( ( a i b ) t 2 ) ,
τ 0 = ( 2 ln ( 2 ) · D γ | E 0 | 2 ) 1 / 2 .

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