Abstract

We report on the generation of 42 fs pulses at 1 μm in a completely fiber-integrated format, which are, to the best of our knowledge, the shortest from all-fiber-integrated Yb-doped fiber lasers to date. The ring fiber cavity incorporates anomalous-dispersion, solid-core photonic crystal fiber with low birefringence, which acts as a broadband, in-fiber Lyot filter to facilitate mode locking. The oscillator operates in the stretched-pulse regime under slight normal net cavity dispersion. The cavity generates 4.7 ps long pulses with a spectral bandwidth of 58.2 nm, which are dechirped to 42 fs via a grating pair compressor outside of the cavity. Relative intensity noise (RIN) of the laser is characterized, with the integrated RIN found to be 0.026% in the 3 Hz–250 kHz frequency range.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Schematic of the all-fiber Yb-doped laser using PCF for dispersion compensation, (b) Sagnac loop constructed to measure the birefringence of the PCF, and (c) spectrum of the ASE signal entering the Sagnac loop (black, top curve) and the spectrum of the signal transmitted through the Sagnac loop (red curve). OSA, optical spectrum analyzer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Simulated results. (a) Evolution of the spectral and temporal widths as a function of position along the cavity, (b) spectra after the YDF (solid curve) and after the PCF (dashed curve), and (c) pulse shape after the YDF (red, solid curve) and parabolic fit (black, dashed curve).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectra measured from couplers before (dashed curve) and after (solid curve) YDF on (a) a logarithmic scale and (b) a linear scale. (c) Autocorrelation trace of the chirped pulse. Inset shows retrieved chirped pulse shape (solid curve) and its parabolic fit (filled curve). (d) Autocorrelation trace of the dechirped pulse. Inset shows retrieved dechirped pulse shape (solid curve) and transform-limited pulse (filled curve).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Measured RF spectrum with 500 Hz span and 1 Hz resolution with central frequency shifted to zero for clarity and (b) measured RIN spectrum (solid curve) and measurement noise level (dotted curve).

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