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Single pulse and bound state operation of a self-starting self-similar all-PM Yb-doped fiber laser
Author(s): C. K. Nielsen; B. Ortac; T. Schreiber; J. Limpert; R. Hohmuth; W. Richter; A. Tünnermann
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Paper Abstract

We report on the observation of both single pulse and bound states of an environmentally stable all-polarization maintaining (PM) mode-locked laser based on a saturable absorber. The laser operates in the self-similar regime, and parabolic pulse spectra were obtained. The pulses could externally be compressed to 212 fs (single pulse) and 248 fs (bound states). Results of a numerical model are also presented. The model reveals important information about the criteria for obtaining pulses with parabolic temporal shape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6102, Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 610217 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646250
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C. K. Nielsen, Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena (Germany)
Univ.of Aarhus (Denmark)
B. Ortac, Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena (Germany)
T. Schreiber, Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena (Germany)
J. Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller Univ., Jena (Germany)
R. Hohmuth, Institute for Solid State Physics (Germany)
W. Richter, BATOP GmbH (Germany)
A. Tünnermann, 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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