65-fs Yb-doped all-fiber laser using tapered fiber for nonlinearity and dispersion management
Date: Apr 15, 2018
We implement an ultrafast Yb-doped all-fiber laser which incorporates tapered single-mode fibers for managing nonlinearity and dispersion. The tapered fiber placed in the oscillator cavity aims to broaden the optical spectrum of the intracavity pulse. At the oscillator output, we use another tapered fiber to perform pulse compression. The resulting 66.1-MHz Yb-doped all-fiber oscillator self-starts and generates 0.4-nJ, 65-fs pulses, which can serve as a compact and robust seed source for subsequent high-power, high-energy amplifiers.