Fiber grating compression of giant-chirped nanosecond pulses from an ultra-long nanotube mode-locked fiber laser

R. I. Woodward*, E. J R Kelleher, T. H. Runcorn, S. Loranger, D. Popa, V. J. Wittwer, A. C. Ferrari, S. V. Popov, R. Kashyap, J. R. Taylor

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Abstract

We demonstrate that the giant chirp of coherent, nanosecond pulses generated in an 846 m long, all-normal dispersion, nanotube mode-locked fiber laser can be compensated using a chirped fiber Bragg grating compressor. Linear compression to 11 ps is reported, corresponding to an extreme compression factor of ¡100. Experimental results are supported by numerical modeling, which is also used to probe the limits of this technique. Our results unequivocally conclude that ultra-long cavity fiber lasers can support stable dissipative soliton attractors and highlight the design simplicity for pulse-energy scaling through cavity elongation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-390
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

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