Power scaling in passively mode-locked large-mode area fiber lasers

@article{Broderick1998PowerSI,
  title={Power scaling in passively mode-locked large-mode area fiber lasers},
  author={N. G. R. Broderick and H. L. Offerhaus and Des R Richardson and R. A. Sammut},
  journal={IEEE Photonics Technology Letters},
  year={1998},
  volume={10},
  pages={1718-1720}
}
We report on a novel approach toward generating high peak powers in passively mode-locked fiber lasers. By appropriate design the fiber's mode area is increased by a factor of /spl sim/30 compared to standard fiber. This increased area effectively decreases the nonlinearity thus, increasing the power necessary to form stable soliton-like pulses. 

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