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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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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Hofer, M., Ober, M. H., Hofer, R., Fermann, M. E., Sucha, G., Harter, D., ... Chiu, T. H. (1995). High power neodymium soliton fiber laser that uses a chirped fiber grating. Optics Letters, 20(16), 1701-1703. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001701
Hofer, M. ; Ober, M. H. ; Hofer, R. ; Fermann, M. E. ; Sucha, G. ; Harter, D. ; Sugden, K. ; Bennion, I. ; Mendonca, C. A C ; Chiu, T. H. / High power neodymium soliton fiber laser that uses a chirped fiber grating. In: Optics Letters. 1995 ; Vol. 20, No. 16. pp. 1701-1703.
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Hofer M, Ober MH, Hofer R, Fermann ME, Sucha G, Harter D et al. High power neodymium soliton fiber laser that uses a chirped fiber grating. Optics Letters. 1995 Aug;20(16):1701-1703. https://doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001701