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Laser Physics

, 19:2014 | Cite as

Widely-wavelength-tunable few-cycle optical pulse generation from an all-fiber erbium-doped laser system

  • A. V. Andrianov
  • S. V. Muraviev
  • A. V. Kim
  • A. A. Sysoliatin
Fiber Optics

Abstract

A scheme for the construction of fiber laser systems for the generation of tunable ultrashort optical pulses is proposed. The scheme is based on the self-Raman shift of the soliton frequency in dispersion-decreasing fibers with the subsequent spectral broadening owing to the supercontinuum generation in a short highly nonlinear fiber and the compression in the corresponding fiber compressor. An all-fiber laser system for the generation of ultrashort laser pulses in the wavelength range 1.6–2.0 μm is experimentally demonstrated. In particular, the shortest pulses with a duration of 24 fs are generated at wavelengths of 1.8–1.9 μm, which corresponds to less than four optical cycles.

PACS numbers

42.55.Wd 42.65.-k 42.65.Re 42.81.Dp 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Andrianov
    • 1
  • S. V. Muraviev
    • 1
  • A. V. Kim
    • 1
  • A. A. Sysoliatin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesNizhi NovgorodRussia
  2. 2.Fiber Optics Research CenterRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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