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: Fiber grating compression of giant-chirped nanosecond pulses from an ultra-long nanotube mode-locked fiber laser. In: Optics Letters, 40 (3), pp. 387–390, 2015.

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.

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@article{Woodward_ol_2015_gco,
title = {Fiber grating compression of giant-chirped nanosecond pulses from an ultra-long nanotube mode-locked fiber laser},
author = { R. I. Woodward and E. J. R. Kelleher and T. H. Runcorn and S. Loranger and D. Popa and V. J. Wittwer and A. C. Ferrari and S. V. Popov and R. Kashyap and J. R. Taylor},
url = {http://www.riwoodward.com/publication_files/woodward_ol_2015_fibe.pdf},
doi = {10.1364/OL.40.000387},
year  = {2015},
date = {2015-01-01},
journal = {Optics Letters},
volume = {40},
number = {3},
pages = {387--390},
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.},
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