Generation of Broadband Spectrum from a Simple Nonlinear-Polarization-Evolution Mode-Locked Yb-Doped Fiber Oscillator

Yang Xie, Hai-Nian Han, Wen-Jun Liu, Zhi-Yi Wei
2015 Chinese Physics Letters  
We demonstrate a nonlinear polarization evolution mode-locked Yb-doped fiber oscillator with the broadband spectrum output operating in a dispersion-managed regime. Pumped by a 976 nm single-mode laser diode, stable mode-locked ultrashort pulses are emitted with an average power of 198 mW at a repetition rate of 124 MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 1.6 nJ. The output spectrum spans from 950 nm to 1150 nm so that the transform-limited pulse duration is as short as 23 fs. Due to the
more » ... ct dispersion compensation, we compress the pulses to 32 fs in this experiment.
doi:10.1088/0256-307x/32/5/054211 fatcat:c5coc6fa6bgxfpabrmtatlmqtq