Tunable, femtosecond pulse source operating in the range 1.06-1.33 μm based on an Yb3+-doped holey fiber amplifier

J. H.V. Price, K. Furusawa, T. M. Monro, L. Lefort, D. J. Richardson

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We report soliton pulse formation and amplification and soliton-self-frequency shifting in an anomalously dispersive, Yb3+ -doped holey fiber amplifier seeded with pulses from an Yb3+ -doped, 1.06-μm fiber based mode-locked oscillator. Our fiber-based system provides a highly practical, all-diode-pumped, continuously tunable femtosecond pulse source operational in the important and difficult to reach wavelength range from 1.06 to 1.33 μm. In other experiments multipulse, multicolored soliton formation was observed with wavelength-shifted pulsed output to beyond 1.58 μm. Supercontinuum generation and nonlinear compression of pulses to 65 fs were also obtained with other configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1286-1294
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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