Abstract

We report on monotonically positively chirped pulse operation of a hybridly mode-locked thulium fiber laser. Dispersion management was realized with a small-core, high-NA fiber providing normal dispersion in the 2 μm wavelength region. The laser delivered pulses with 0.7 nJ energy at the 1927 nm center wavelength and sub-500-fs pulse duration after compression.

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L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19 (1995).
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Akhmediev, N.

N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, and P. Grelu, Phys. Lett. A 372, 3124 (2008).
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Buckley, J.

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F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, Lasers Photon. Rev. 2, 58 (2008).
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Curcio, J. A.

Desaix, M.

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[CrossRef]

Gumenyuk, R.

Haus, H. A.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19 (1995).
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Ilday, F. Ö.

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Kieu, K.

K. Kieu and F. Wise, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 21, 128 (2009).
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Kracht, D.

Lim, H.

Lisak, M.

Morgner, U.

Nelson, L. E.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 19 (1995).
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[CrossRef]

Neumann, J.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

Petty, C. C.

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

Renninger, W.

Renninger, W. H.

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

Ruehl, A.

Soto-Crespo, J. M.

N. Akhmediev, J. M. Soto-Crespo, and P. Grelu, Phys. Lett. A 372, 3124 (2008).
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Tamura, K.

Tuovinen, H.

Vartiainen, I.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the thulium fiber oscillator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Optical spectrum on a logarithmic (black continuous curve) and a linear (red dashed curve) scale at 148 mW of launched pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

AC traces before (inset) and after compression at 148 mW of launched pump power: AC measurement of the compressed pulses (black continuous curve) and calculated AC trace of the Fourier-limited pulse (red dashed curve). Inset, AC trace of the uncompressed pulse (black continuous curve) and calculated AC trace assuming 1.04ps2 pulse chirp (red dashed curve).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output characteristic at 167 mW of launched pump power: AC trace of the compressed pulses (black continuous curve) and calculated AC trace of the Fourier-limited pulse (red dashed curve). Inset, optical spectrum.

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