Abstract

We report a large normal dispersion erbium-doped fiber laser with self-similar pulse evolution in the gain fiber. The cavity is stabilized by the local nonlinear attractor in the gain fiber through the use of a narrow filter. Experimental results are accounted for by numerical simulations. This laser produces 3.5 nJ pulses, which can be dechirped to 70 fs with an external grating pair.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of similariton laser. SA, saturable absorber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Pulse evolution inside the cavity. (a) Pulse duration (full width at half-maximum) and bandwidth (full width at one-fifth maximum) evolution. (b) Pulse shape evolution compared with a parabolic pulse.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Simulation results. (a) Spectra before (red, dashed) and after (black, solid) the gain. (b) Chirped pulse (solid blue), parabolic fit (dashed blue), and instantaneous frequency (dotted red).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental setup.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Experimental results. (a) Spectrum from the NPE output port. (b) Dechirped autocorrelation (black line) and calculated transform limited autocorrelation (gray line).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Experimental results: (a) Spectrum from the NPE output port. (b) Dechirped autocorrelation (black line) and calculated transform-limited autocorrelation (gray line). (c) Spectrum before the gain. (d) Radio frequency spectrum.

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T(0)=3β2γ(23Ωp2)13,

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