Abstract

We report a stable passive second-harmonic mode-locked all-normal-dispersion ytterbium fiber laser based on nonlinear polarization evolution. This fiber laser has two polarization beam splitter output ports for optimizing the output spectrum 5 ps duration pulses with 187 mW average power being generated at the harmonic repetition rate of 99.6 MHz. By use of a pair of gratings to extracavity compensate the chirp, the pulse is further compressed to 220 fs. We measured that the peak-to-pedestal extinction of the radio frequency is about 80 dB corresponding to a pulse-to-pulse energy fluctuation of 0.32% and timing jitter of 3.2 ps.

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Amrani, F.

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Chong, C. Y.

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Deng, Y.

Dmitriev, A.

A. Komarov, F. Amrani, A. Dmitriev, K. Komarov, D. Meshcheriakov, and F. Sanchez, “Multiple-pulse operation and bound states of solitons in passive mode-locked fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 1149–1156 (2007).

Ferrari, A. C.

Grudinin, A. B.

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[CrossRef]

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Kelleher, E. J. R.

Knox, W. H.

Komarov, A.

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Komarov, K.

A. Komarov, F. Amrani, A. Dmitriev, K. Komarov, D. Meshcheriakov, and F. Sanchez, “Multiple-pulse operation and bound states of solitons in passive mode-locked fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 1149–1156 (2007).

Kong, L.

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[CrossRef]

Liu, S.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, and G. Zhang, “Tunable high-order harmonic mode-locking in Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 754–756 (2012).

Meshcheriakov, D.

A. Komarov, F. Amrani, A. Dmitriev, K. Komarov, D. Meshcheriakov, and F. Sanchez, “Multiple-pulse operation and bound states of solitons in passive mode-locked fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 1149–1156 (2007).

Ouzounov, D. G.

Payne, D. N.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Passive harmonic mode-locking of a fibre soliton ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1860–1861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Popa, D.

Popov, S. V.

Richardson, D. J.

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Passive harmonic mode-locking of a fibre soliton ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1860–1861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

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Sanchez, F.

A. Komarov, F. Amrani, A. Dmitriev, K. Komarov, D. Meshcheriakov, and F. Sanchez, “Multiple-pulse operation and bound states of solitons in passive mode-locked fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 1149–1156 (2007).

Sinclair, C. K.

I. V. Bazarov and C. K. Sinclair, “High brightness, high current injector design for the Cornell ERL prototype,” in Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference (IEEE, 2003), Vol. 3, pp. 2062–2064.

Sun, Z.

Taylor, J. R.

Torrisi, F.

Usechak, N. G.

von der Linde, D.

D. von der Linde, “Characterization of the noise in continuously operating mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 39, 201–217 (1986).
[CrossRef]

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X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, and G. Zhang, “Tunable high-order harmonic mode-locking in Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 754–756 (2012).

Wang, F.

Wise, F. W.

Xiao, X.

L. Kong, X. Xiao, and C. Yang, “Passive harmonic mode locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Chin. Phys. B 20, 024207 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Yang, C.

L. Kong, X. Xiao, and C. Yang, “Passive harmonic mode locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Chin. Phys. B 20, 024207 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, and G. Zhang, “Tunable high-order harmonic mode-locking in Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 754–756 (2012).

Zhang, M.

Zhou, S.

Zhu, X.

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, and G. Zhang, “Tunable high-order harmonic mode-locking in Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 754–756 (2012).

Zuegel, J. D.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

D. von der Linde, “Characterization of the noise in continuously operating mode-locked lasers,” Appl. Phys. B 39, 201–217 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Chin. Phys. B (1)

L. Kong, X. Xiao, and C. Yang, “Passive harmonic mode locked all-normal-dispersion Yb-doped fiber lasers,” Chin. Phys. B 20, 024207 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. B. Grudinin, D. J. Richardson, and D. N. Payne, “Passive harmonic mode-locking of a fibre soliton ring laser,” Electron. Lett. 29, 1860–1861 (1993).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

X. Zhu, C. Wang, S. Liu, and G. Zhang, “Tunable high-order harmonic mode-locking in Yb-doped fiber laser with all-normal dispersion,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 754–756 (2012).

J. Opt. Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

A. Komarov, F. Amrani, A. Dmitriev, K. Komarov, D. Meshcheriakov, and F. Sanchez, “Multiple-pulse operation and bound states of solitons in passive mode-locked fiber lasers,” J. Opt. Pure Appl. Opt. 9, 1149–1156 (2007).

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (3)

I. V. Bazarov and C. K. Sinclair, “High brightness, high current injector design for the Cornell ERL prototype,” in Proceedings of the 2003 Particle Accelerator Conference (IEEE, 2003), Vol. 3, pp. 2062–2064.

C. Y. Chong, “Femtosecond fiber lasers and amplifiers based on the pulse propagation at normal dispersion,” Ph.D. thesis (Cornell University, 2008).

J. Buckley, “High-energy ultrafast ytterbium fiber lasers,” Ph.D. thesis (Cornell University, 2006).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematics of the ANDi fiber laser oscillator. QWP, quarter wave plates; BRF, birefringence filter; PBS, polarization beam splitter; HWP, half-wave plates; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Pulse train: (a) fundamental mode locking. (b) Beginning of multiple pulses. (c) Multiple pulses. (d) Second-harmonic mode locking.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Second HML spectrum from the main port. (b) Intensity autocorrelation curve of the dechirped pulses; inset is the chirped autocorrelation curve.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

RF spectra of the second HML: (a) fundamental and (b) seventh harmonic.

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ΔE=[ΔPΔfΔfRes.]1/2,
ΔTT=12πn[ΔPnΔfΔfRes.]1/2,

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