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Hybrid mode-locking in pulsed ytterbium fiber laser with carbon nanotube saturable absorber

Research paper by Dmitry V. Khudyakov, Andrey A. Borodkin, Anatoly S. Lobach, Sergey K. Vartapetov

Indexed on: 20 Aug '15Published on: 20 Aug '15Published in: Applied Physics B



Abstract

Ultrafast pulse generation in all-normal dispersion Yb-doped fiber laser on 1.04 μm have been reported. Stable self-starting pulse generation in output of the ring fiber laser have been investigated where nonlinear polarization rotation interacted with contribution from the single walled carbon nanotube saturable absorber. Laser pulses with 0.7 nJ pulse energy and 1.7 ps pulse width at 35.6 MHz repetition rate were achieved. The output pulse could be externally compressed to width of 180 fs by pair of gratings.