Monolithic Highly Stable Yb-Doped Femtosecond Fiber Lasers for Applications in Practical Biophotonics

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2012

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Operational and environmental stability of ultrafast laser systems is critical for their applications in practical biophotonics. Mode-locked fiber lasers show great promise in applications such as supercontinuum sources or multiphoton microscopy systems. Recently, substantial progress has been made in the development of all-fiber nonlinear-optical laser control schemes, which resulted in the demonstration of highly stable monolithic, i.e., not containing any free-space elements, lasers with direct fiber-end delivery of femtosecond pulses. This paper provides an overview of the progress in the development of such all-fiber mode-locked lasers based on Yb-fiber as gain medium, operating at the wavelength around 1 $\mu$m, and delivering femtosecond pulses reaching tens of nanojoules of energy.
Original languageEnglish
JournalI E E E Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Publication date2012
Volume18
Issue4
Pages1439-1450
ISSN1077-260X
DOIs
StatePublished

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Invited Paper.

CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 5

Keywords

  • Fiber lasers, Laser stabilization, Photonics crystal fibers, Pulse compression, Ultrafast lasers, Ultrafast processes in fibers
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