Strong spectral filtering for a mode-locked similariton fiber laser

Brandon G. Bale, Stefan Wabnitz

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We propose a novel mode-locked fiber laser design that relies on attracting similariton solutions in fiber amplifiers with normal group-velocity dispersion and strong spectral filtering to compensate increased pulse duration and bandwidth. Stable high-energy, large-bandwidth pulses are obtained that can be linearly compressed, resulting in ultrashort pulses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2466-2468
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2010

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  • mode-locked fiber laser
  • similariton solutions
  • fiber amplifiers
  • group-velocity dispersion
  • spectral filtering
  • pulse duration
  • bandwidth


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