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Dispersion compensation with solid-core photonic bandgap fiber in an Yb-doped mode-locked fiber laser
Author(s): Carsten K. Nielsen; Kim G. Jespersen; Thomas V. Andersen; Søren R. Keiding
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Paper Abstract

The recent development of photonic bandgap fibers with solid cores enables the construction of dispersion compensated all-fiber ultrashort mode-locked fiber lasers. Solid-core photonic bandgap fibers (SC-PBG) can be spliced to standard fibers with relative low loss and negligible Fresnel reflection due to the matching indexes of the cores. The fibers can provide significant anomalous dispersion with low nonlinearity and are therefore ideal for dispersion compensation in ultrafast fiber lasers. We demonstrate the use of a SC-PBG fiber for intra cavity dispersion compensation in an ytterbium based mode-locked fiber laser. The limitations on pulse duration due to the relative high third order dispersion of the SC-PBG fiber are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6453, Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 64530N (20 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.698818
Show Author Affiliations
Carsten K. Nielsen, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)
Kim G. Jespersen, OFS Denmark (Denmark)
Thomas V. Andersen, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)
Søren R. Keiding, Univ. of Aarhus (Denmark)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6453:
Fiber Lasers IV: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann; Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley, Editor(s)

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