Applied Physics B

, Volume 85, Issue 1, pp 63–67 | Cite as

Self-similar low-noise femtosecond ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser

  • B. Ortaç
  • A. Hideur
  • C. Chedot
  • M. Brunel
  • G. Martel
  • J. Limpert
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Abstract

We report the generation of self-similar highly stable femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser. Positively chirped parabolic pulses with 6.4-ps duration and more than 3.2-nJ energy are obtained. These pulses are extra-cavity compressed to 140 fs. Radio-frequency noise measurements show that this regime of emission ensures low-noise operation with less than 0.05% amplitude fluctuations.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ortaç
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Hideur
    • 1
  • C. Chedot
    • 1
  • M. Brunel
    • 1
  • G. Martel
    • 1
  • J. Limpert
    • 2
  1. 1.Groupe d’Optique et d’Optronique, CORIA UMR 6614, Université de RouenSaint Etienne du Rouvray CedexFrance
  2. 2.Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University JenaJenaGermany

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