Mode-locked fiber laser without gain-bandwidth limitation
Authors: Chong A., Liu H., Nie B., Bale B.G., Wabnitz S., Renninger W.H., Dantus M., Wise F.W.
Autors Affiliation: Electro-Optic Program, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 45469, United States; Department of Physics, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 45469, United States; Department of Applied Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, United States; Department of Chemistry, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States; Photonics Research Group, Aston University, Birmingham B4 7ET, United Kingdom; Department of Information Engineering, Universita di Brescia, Brescia, Italy
Abstract: We show that self-similar evolution in a fiber laser can stabilize spectra broader than the gain bandwidth. 21-fs pulses, which are the shortest from a fiber laser to date, and 200-nm spectra are generated.
KeyWords: Gain bandwidth; Self-similar, Bandwidth, Fiber lasersDOI: 0.1364/FIO.2012.FW2A.2