Scaling of dissipative soliton fiber lasers to megawatt peak powers by use of large-area photonic crystal fiber

Simon Lefrançois, Khanh Q Kieu, Yujun Deng, James D. Kafka, Frank W. Wise

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We report an all-normal dispersion femtosecond laser based on large-mode-area Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber. Self-starting mode-locked pulses are obtained with an average power of 12 W at 84 MHz repetition rate, corresponding to 140 nJ of chirped pulse energy. These are dechirped to a near transform-limited duration of 115 fs. Experimental results are consistent with numerical simulations of dissipative soliton intracavity pulse evolution, and demonstrate scaling of 100 fs pulses to megawatt peak powers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1569-1571
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - May 15 2010
Externally publishedYes


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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