Stretched pulse Yb3+:silica fibre laser

Cautaerts, V., Richardson, D.J., Paschotta, R. and Hanna, D.C. (1997) Stretched pulse Yb3+:silica fibre laser. Optics Letters, 22, (5), 316-318. (doi:10.1364/OL.22.000316).


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We report what we believe to be the first results on short-pulse generation in Yb3+:silica fiber. By applying the stretched pulse technique in a unidirectional, polarization-switch Yb3+ fiber laser incorporating a prism-based dispersive delay line, we obtain self-start mode locking and 100pJ pulses that can be compressed to give clean chirp-free <100fs pulses. We believe such sources to have great potential for use not only in all-solid-state high-power femtosecond pulse systems based on Yb3+:silica glass but also as seeds for conventional Nd3+:glass amplifier chains

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1364/OL.22.000316
ISSNs: 0146-9592 (print)
1539-4794 (electronic)
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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78024
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:12

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