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High-energy femtosecond fiber lasers
Author(s): A. Chong; W. Renninger; F. W. Wise
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Paper Abstract

This article will review several new modes of pulse formation and propagation in fiber lasers. These modes exist with large normal cavity dispersion. Self-similar evolution can stabilize high-energy pulses in fiber lasers, and this leads to order-of-magnitude increases in performance: fiber lasers that generate 10-nJ pulses of 100-fs duration are now possible. Pulse-shaping based on spectral filtering of a phase-modulated pulse yields similar performance, from lasers that have no intracavity dispersion control. These new modes feature highly-chirped pulses in the laser cavity. Instruments based on these new pulse-shaping mechanisms offer performance that is comparable to that of solid-state lasers but with the major practical advantages of fiber.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6873, Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 68730P (25 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.779584
Show Author Affiliations
A. Chong, Cornell Univ. (United States)
W. Renninger, Cornell Univ. (United States)
F. W. Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6873:
Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley, Editor(s)

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