Abstract

Theoretical and experimental investigations of the behavior of normal-dispersion fiber lasers with nonlinear optical loop mirrors are presented. The use of a loop mirror causes the laser to generate relatively long, flat-topped pulses. The pulse energy can be high, but the pulse duration is limited to greater than 300 fs. Experimentally, 8 nJ pulses that can be dechirped to 340 fs duration are obtained. The laser is a step toward an all-fiber, environmentally stable design.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the laser. WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; I, polarization-insensitive isolator; PC, polarization controller.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Optical spectrum and (b) pulse profile of a simulated pulse (dashed red line, output pulse; solid blue line, dechirped pulse).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Optical spectrum, (b) autocorrelation trace, (c) dechirped pulse autocorrelation trace, and (d) RF spectrum of the generated pulse.

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