Dispersion engineering of mode-locked fibre lasers [Invited]

R. I. Woodward: Dispersion engineering of mode-locked fibre lasers [Invited]. Photon16, Institute of Physics, 2016.

Abstract

In this talk, I will review recent progress in all-normal dispersion lasers with a focus on our long-cavity laser architecture. Experimental results will be presented showing nanosecond-pulse generation at kilohertz repetition rates, suitable for direct amplification and compressible by two orders of magnitude. This design thus offers a route to simplifying chirped pulse amplification (CPA) schemes. Additionally, the high-duty-factor compressed pulse are shown to be ideal for low-threshold supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibre.

I will also discuss the numerical modelling of these lasers using a generalised nonlinear Schrodinger equation, which is able to accurately predict the output pulse properties and offers additional insight into the intracavity nonlinear dynamics and pulse shaping mechanisms.

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@conference{woodward_2016_photon16,
title = {Dispersion engineering of mode-locked fibre lasers [Invited]},
author = {R. I. Woodward},
url = {http://www.riwoodward.com/publication_files/woodward_2016_photon16.pdf},
year  = {2016},
date = {2016-07-06},
booktitle = {Photon16},
publisher = {Institute of Physics},
abstract = {In this talk, I will review recent progress in all-normal dispersion lasers with a focus on our long-cavity laser architecture. Experimental results will be presented showing nanosecond-pulse generation at kilohertz repetition rates, suitable for direct amplification and compressible by two orders of magnitude. This design thus offers a route to simplifying chirped pulse amplification (CPA) schemes. Additionally, the high-duty-factor compressed pulse are shown to be ideal for low-threshold supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fibre.

I will also discuss the numerical modelling of these lasers using a generalised nonlinear Schrodinger equation, which is able to accurately predict the output pulse properties and offers additional insight into the intracavity nonlinear dynamics and pulse shaping mechanisms.},
keywords = {fibre laser},
pubstate = {published},
tppubtype = {conference}
}