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

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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Ortaç, B., Hideur, A., Chedot, C. et al. Self-similar low-noise femtosecond ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber laser. Appl. Phys. B 85, 63–67 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00340-006-2383-y

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Keywords

  • Output Coupling
  • Group Velocity Dispersion
  • Kerr Nonlinearity
  • Chirp Pulse
  • Linear Chirp