Research Highlights

2011

Highest-average power and highest-peak power femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser

2010

Highest-peak power femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser

Shortest femtosecond pulse generation from dissipative soliton LMA PCF laser

First experimental observation of two-soliton molecules with an independently evolving phase in a mode-locked fiber laser

First experimental demonstration of a passively mode-locked Er/Yb-doped multifilament-core intrinsically single-mode LMA fiber laser

2009

Shortest femtosecond pulse generation from a passively mode-locked LMA PCF laser
Highest-energy and highest-average power femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser

Highest-average output power in a spectrally combined pulsed fiber amplifier

2008

First intracavity terahertz emission inside a high-energy ultrafast Yb-doped fiber laser
First demonstration of a passively mode-locked single-polarization single-transverse-mode LMA PCF laser

2007

First self-starting passively mode-locked chirped-pulse fiber laser
First all-fiber femtosecond fiber laser at 1 μm
First FBG inscription into a nonphotosensitive polarization maintaining Yb-doped fiber
Highest-average power femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser
Highest-energy femtosecond mode-locked fiber laser
Highest-energy solid-state femtosecond laser system
First experimental demonstration of a passively mode-locked Yb-doped single-mode LMA PCF laser

2006

Lowest noise performance of high-power mode-locked fiber laser
First observation of self-similar pulse propagation in an Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser
First FBG inscription into a nonphotosensitive Er-doped fiber by using femtosecond pulses and a phase-mask scanning technique
First observation of parabolic bound states generation
First direct parabolic pulse amplification in LMA PCF fiber

2005

First self-similar pulse generation from environmentally-stable fiber laser
First solid-state femtosecond laser system producing average output powers in excess of 100 W

First GHz repetition rate femtosecond passively mode-locked fiber laser at 1.05 μm

2004

First harmonic mode-locking of Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser -

Ultra-short bound state generation with longest pulse separation

2003

First experimental observation of bound states in fiber laser operating in the stretched pulse regime at 1.05 μm
Shortest femtosecond pulse generation from a side-pumped Yb-doped double-clad fiber laser