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Self-similar low-noise femtosecond ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser
Author(s): B. Ortac; A. Hideur; C. Chedot; M. Brunel; G. Martel; J. Limpert
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Paper Abstract

We report on the generation of self-similar highly-stable femtosecond pulses from a side-pumped ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser. Positively-chirped parabolic pulses with 6.4 ps duration and more than 3.2 nJ energy are obtained. These pulses are extra-cavity compressed to 140 fs. The noise measurements using radio-frequency analysis show that this regime of emission ensures low-noise operation with less than 0.05 % amplitude fluctuations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6102, Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 610215 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646219
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B. Ortac, Univ. de Rouen (Germany)
Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena (Germany)
A. Hideur, Univ. de Rouen (France)
C. Chedot, Univ. de Rouen (France)
M. Brunel, Univ. de Rouen (France)
G. Martel, Univ. de Rouen (France)
J. Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6102:
Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Andrew J. W. Brown; Johan Nilsson; Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann, Editor(s)

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