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Giant-chirp fiber oscillators
Author(s): William H. Renninger; Andy Chong; Frank W. Wise
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Paper Abstract

Recent work has shown that stable, highly-chirped pulses can be generated by all-normal-dispersion fiber lasers. Pulses in the ~100-ps range but with bandwidth to support ~500-fs pulses are produced, with energies of tens of nanojoules and at repetition rates of 1 MHz and below. The chirped pulses can be compressed to near the transform limit. Lasers that produce pulses with such giant chirp should greatly simplify chirped-pulse fiber amplifiers. After a brief review of fiber lasers based on dissipative solitons, recent developments will be summarized.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 75800U (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.847927
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William H. Renninger, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Andy Chong, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Frank W. Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7580:
Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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