Abstract

We have developed a monolithic high power pulsed fiber laser in a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration, which is capable of reaching 0.38 mJ pulse energy and 128 kW peak power for 3 ns pulses at ∼1550  nm while maintaining transform-limited linewidth. The fiber laser pulse seed was achieved by directly modulating a CW single-frequency fiber laser using an electro-optic modulator. We used an arbitrary waveform generator to preshape the fiber laser pulses before amplification to avoid pulse steepening and dynamic gain saturation. Single-mode, polarization maintaining highly Er/Yb codoped large core phosphate fibers were used in the power amplifier stages to scale the transform-limited fiber laser pulses, avoiding any nonlinearities.

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2008 (2)

D. N. Schimpf, C. Ruchert, D. Nodop, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and F. Salin, “Compensation of pulse-distortion in saturated laser amplifiers,” Opt. Express 16, 17637–17646 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

Y. W. Lee, K. E. Urbanek, M. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, Proc. SPIE 6469, 64690L (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (2)

2004 (1)

2001 (1)

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Byer, R. L.

Chavez-Pirson, A.

Clarkson, W. A.

Digonnet, M. F.

Y. W. Lee, K. E. Urbanek, M. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, Proc. SPIE 6469, 64690L (2007).
[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M. J. F.

Freitag, I.

Geng, J.

Ghiringhelli, F.

Hickey, L. M. B.

Höfer, S.

Hu, Y.

Jetschke, S.

Jiang, S.

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, “High peak power single frequency pulses using a short polarization maintaining phosphate glass fiber with a large core,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Y. W. Lee, K. E. Urbanek, M. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, Proc. SPIE 6469, 64690L (2007).
[CrossRef]

Y. W. Lee, S. Sinha, M. J. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, “20 W single-mode Yb3+-doped phosphate fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 31, 3255–3257 (2006).
[CrossRef]

C. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, Y. Kaneda, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, “Low-noise narrow-linewidth fiber laser at 1550 nm,” J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 57–62 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Kaneda, Y.

Lee, Y. W.

Leigh, M.

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, “High peak power single frequency pulses using a short polarization maintaining phosphate glass fiber with a large core,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Leigh, M. A.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Malinowski, A.

Müller, H.-R.

Nguyen, D. T.

Nilsson, J.

Nodop, D.

Petersen, E.

Peyghambarian, N.

Richardson, D. J.

Ruchert, C.

Salin, F.

Schimpf, D. N.

Shi, W.

Sinha, S.

Spiegelberg, C.

Stephen, M. A.

Tünnermann, A.

Unger, S.

Urbanek, K. E.

Y. W. Lee, K. E. Urbanek, M. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, Proc. SPIE 6469, 64690L (2007).
[CrossRef]

Vu, K. T.

Yao, Z.

Zellmer, H.

Zervas, M. N.

Zong, J.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Leigh, W. Shi, J. Zong, Z. Yao, S. Jiang, and N. Peyghambarian, “High peak power single frequency pulses using a short polarization maintaining phosphate glass fiber with a large core,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 181108 (2008).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Proc. SPIE (1)

Y. W. Lee, K. E. Urbanek, M. F. Digonnet, R. L. Byer, and S. Jiang, Proc. SPIE 6469, 64690L (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001), pp. 329–334.

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