Abstract

The performance of a femtosecond Yb fiber laser is investigated in the limit of high pulse energy (>10nJ) and short pulse duration (<100fs). By reducing the strength of nonlinear polarization rotation and introducing amplitude modulation through an intracavity frequency filter, pulses with unprecedented peak powers can be generated. The laser emits stable 13nJ pulses that are dechirped to 55fs duration and are capable of providing 130kW peak power.

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2004 (2)

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Albert, V. Coudec, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a new cavity design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 416-418 (2004).
[CrossRef]

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Albert, A.

A. Albert, V. Coudec, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a new cavity design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 416-418 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barthelemy, A.

A. Albert, V. Coudec, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a new cavity design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 416-418 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, and C. P. J. Barty, "25nJ passively mode-locked fiber laser at 1080nm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2006), Paper CThC7.

Buckley, J. R.

Clark, W. G.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Clark, W. G..

Coudec, V.

A. Albert, V. Coudec, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a new cavity design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 416-418 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Dawson, J. W.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, and C. P. J. Barty, "25nJ passively mode-locked fiber laser at 1080nm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2006), Paper CThC7.

Fermann, M. E.

Harberl, F.

Hofer, M.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Jasapara, J.

Lefort, L.

A. Albert, V. Coudec, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a new cavity design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 416-418 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Lim, H.

Messerly, M. J.

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, and C. P. J. Barty, "25nJ passively mode-locked fiber laser at 1080nm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2006), Paper CThC7.

Nicholson, J. W.

Ober, M. H.

Rudolph, W.

Schmidt, A. J.

Wise, F. W.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

A. Albert, V. Coudec, L. Lefort, and A. Barthelemy, "High-energy femtosecond pulses from an ytterbium-doped fiber laser with a new cavity design," IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 416-418 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

M. J. Messerly, J. W. Dawson, and C. P. J. Barty, "25nJ passively mode-locked fiber laser at 1080nm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (Optical Society of America, 2006), Paper CThC7.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Yb fiber laser setup. SMF, single-mode fiber; QWP, quarter-wave plate; HWP, half-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter (NPE rejection port); ISO, isolator; WDM, fiber pigtailed couplers.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectrum of pulses from NPE rejection port (solid curve) and from pulses circulating inside the cavity (dashed curve). (b) Interferometric autocorrelation of dechirped and chirped (inset) pulses from NPE port.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum of pulses from NPE rejection port (solid curve) and from pulses circulating inside the cavity (dotted curve). (b) Interferometric autocorrelation of dechirped and chirped (inset) pulses from NPE port.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Measured autocorrelation signal of dechirped pulse. (b) Autocorrelation of retrieved pulse. (c) Retrieved pulse intensity (solid curve) and phase (dashed curve).

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