High power neodymium soliton fiber laser that uses a chirped fiber grating

M. Hofer, M. H. Ober, R. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, G. Sucha, D. Harter, K. Sugden, I. Bennion, C. A C Mendonca, T. H. Chiu

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Abstract

The use of a highly chirped fiber Bragg grating for dispersion compensation in a self-starting passively mode-locked neodymium soliton fiber laser is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. By employing an appropriately designed saturable absorber as the mode-locking element and limiting polarization-dependent loss in the cavity, we obtain polarization-insensitive operation of the laser, and no intracavity polarization controllers are required for its optimization. The laser generated bandwidth-limited pulses of 6-ps duration with output energies as high as 1.25 nJ. © 1995, Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1701-1703
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume20
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1995

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