Abstract

We report on the direct amplification of picosecond pulses to megawatt peak power and 150 W average power using a Yb-doped rod-type fiber master oscillator power amplifier. 3 ps pulses at 50 MHz repetition rate are amplified in a 55 cm rod-type fiber amplifier to produce linearly polarized pulses with 3 μJ pulse energy and 1 MW peak power. These results extend megawatt picosecond fiber amplifiers to the 100 W average power regime for the first time. Frequency doubling of the pulses yields 70 W green average power, 1.4 μJ pulse energy, and 500 kW peak power.

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    [CrossRef]

2013

2012

C. Jauregui, T. Eidam, H.-J. Otto, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Temperature-induced index gratings and their impact on mode instabilities in high-power fiber laser systems,” Opt. Express 20, 440–451 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. J. Kong, L. M. Zhao, S. Lefrancois, D. Ouzounov, C. Yang, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of megawatt peak power picosecond pulses from a divided-pulse fiber amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37, 253–255 (2012).
[CrossRef]

F. Jansen, F. Stutzki, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, A. Liem, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thermally induced waveguide changes in active fibers,” Opt. Express 20, 3997–4008 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Laurila, M. M. Jørgensen, K. R. Hansen, T. T. Alkeskjold, J. Broeng, and J. Lægsgaard, “Distributed mode filtering rod fiber amplifier delivering 292  W with improved mode stability,” Opt. Express 20, 5742–5753 (2012).
[CrossRef]

F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, A. Liem, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “26  mJ, 130  W Q-switched fiber-laser system with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 37, 1073–1075 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. F. Kienle, P. S. Teh, D. Lin, S. Alam, J. H. V. Price, D. C. Hanna, D. J. Richardson, and D. P. Shepherd, “High-power, high repetition-rate, green-pumped, picosecond LBO optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 20, 7008–7014 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. Bauer, I. Zawischa, D. H. Sutter, A. Killi, and T. Dekorsy, “Mode-locked Yb:YAG thin-disk oscillator with 41  μJ pulse energy at 145  W average infrared power and high power frequency conversion,” Opt. Express 20, 9698–9704 (2012).
[CrossRef]

R. Song, J. Hou, S. Chen, W. Yang, and Q. Lu, “157  W all-fiber high-power picosecond laser,” Appl. Opt. 51, 2497–2500 (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. Lin, J. Li, and X. Liang, “105  W, <10  ps, TEM00 laser output based on an in-band pumped Nd:YVO4 Innoslab amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37, 2634–2636 (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. E. Miller, L. E. Zapata, D. J. Ripin, and T. Y. Fan, “Sub-picosecond pulses at 100  W average power from a Yb:YLF chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 37, 2700–2702 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Elahi, S. Yılmaz, Ö. Akçaalan, H. Kalaycıoğlu, B. Öktem, C. Senel, F. Ö. Ilday, and K. Eken, “Doping management for high-power fiber lasers: 100  W, few-picosecond pulse generation from an all-fiber-integrated amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37, 3042–3044 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. J. Saraceno, F. Emaury, O. H. Heckl, C. R. E. Baer, M. Hoffmann, C. Schriber, M. Golling, T. Südmeyer, and U. Keller, “275  W average output power from a femtosecond thin disk oscillator operated in a vacuum environment,” Opt. Express 20, 23535–23541 (2012).
[CrossRef]

K. Kowalewski, J. Zembek, V. Envid, and D. C. Brown, “201  W picosecond green laser using a mode-locked fiber laser driven cryogenic Yb:YAG amplifier system,” Opt. Lett. 37, 4633–4635 (2012).
[CrossRef]

K. F. Wall, D. E. Miller, and T. Y. Fan, “Cryo-Yb:YAG lasers for next-generation photoinjector applications,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823512 (2012).

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515  nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).

2011

2010

2008

2007

Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, P. Rigail, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “30  W, 10  μJ, 10  ps SPM-induced spectrally compressed pulse generation in a low non-linearity ytterbium-doped rod-type fibre amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 64530O (2007).

S. Zhou, F. W. Wise, and D. G. Ouzounov, “Divided-pulse amplification of ultrashort pulses,” Opt. Lett. 32, 871–873 (2007).
[CrossRef]

L. McDonagh, R. Wallenstein, and A. Nebel, “111  W, 110  MHz repetition-rate, passively mode-locked TEM00Nd:YVO4 master oscillator power amplifier pumped at 888  nm,” Opt. Lett. 32, 1259–1261 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “Picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060  nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, T. Schreiber, A. Tünnermann, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, and F. Salin, “Extended single-mode photonic crystal fiber lasers,” Opt. Express 14, 2715–2720 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

2001

1990

P. P. Ho, D. Ji, Q. Z. Wang, and R. R. Alfano, “Temporal behavior of cross-phase-modulated second-harmonic generation of ultrashort laser pulses in nonlinear-optical media,” J. Opt. Soc Am. B 7, 276–284 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Akçaalan, Ö.

Alam, S.

Alfano, R. R.

P. P. Ho, D. Ji, Q. Z. Wang, and R. R. Alfano, “Temporal behavior of cross-phase-modulated second-harmonic generation of ultrashort laser pulses in nonlinear-optical media,” J. Opt. Soc Am. B 7, 276–284 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Alkeskjold, T. T.

Andersen, T. V.

Baer, C. R. E.

Bauer, D.

Broeng, J.

Brown, D. C.

Chen, S.

Cheung, E. C.

Cirmi, G.

Clarkson, W. A.

Cormier, E.

Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, P. Rigail, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “30  W, 10  μJ, 10  ps SPM-induced spectrally compressed pulse generation in a low non-linearity ytterbium-doped rod-type fibre amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 64530O (2007).

Courjaud, A.

Deguil-Robin, N.

Dekorsy, T.

Di Teodoro, F.

Dupriez, P.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “Picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060  nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Eidam, T.

Eken, K.

Elahi, P.

Emaury, F.

Envid, V.

Ermeneux, S.

Fan, T. Y.

Fu, X.

Gabler, T.

Golling, M.

Gopinath, J.

Granados, E.

Gronloh, B.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515  nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).

Guelzow, J.

Hanf, S.

Hanna, D. C.

Hansen, K. R.

Heckl, O. H.

Hemmat, M. K.

Hickey, L. M. B.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “Picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060  nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ho, P. P.

P. P. Ho, D. Ji, Q. Z. Wang, and R. R. Alfano, “Temporal behavior of cross-phase-modulated second-harmonic generation of ultrashort laser pulses in nonlinear-optical media,” J. Opt. Soc Am. B 7, 276–284 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Hoffmann, H.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515  nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).

Hoffmann, H. D.

Hoffmann, M.

Hong, K. H.

Hönninger, C.

Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, P. Rigail, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “30  W, 10  μJ, 10  ps SPM-induced spectrally compressed pulse generation in a low non-linearity ytterbium-doped rod-type fibre amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 64530O (2007).

J. Limpert, N. Deguil-Robin, I. Manek-Hönninger, F. Salin, T. Schreiber, A. Liem, F. Röser, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “High-power picosecond fiber amplifier based on nonlinear spectral compression,” Opt. Lett. 30, 714–716 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Hou, J.

Huang, S. W.

Hybl, J.

Ibsen, M.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “Picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060  nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. Ö.

Jansen, F.

Jauregui, C.

Jeong, Y.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “Picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060  nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jetschke, S.

Ji, D.

P. P. Ho, D. Ji, Q. Z. Wang, and R. R. Alfano, “Temporal behavior of cross-phase-modulated second-harmonic generation of ultrashort laser pulses in nonlinear-optical media,” J. Opt. Soc Am. B 7, 276–284 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Jørgensen, M. M.

Jungbluth, B.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515  nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).

Kalaycioglu, H.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keathley, P.

Keller, U.

Kienle, P. F.

Killi, A.

Kong, L. J.

Kowalewski, K.

Lægsgaard, J.

Lai, C. J.

Laurila, M.

Lefrancois, S.

Li, J.

Liang, X.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, A. Liem, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “26  mJ, 130  W Q-switched fiber-laser system with near-diffraction-limited beam quality,” Opt. Lett. 37, 1073–1075 (2012).
[CrossRef]

F. Jansen, F. Stutzki, H.-J. Otto, T. Eidam, A. Liem, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thermally induced waveguide changes in active fibers,” Opt. Express 20, 3997–4008 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Jauregui, T. Eidam, H.-J. Otto, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Temperature-induced index gratings and their impact on mode instabilities in high-power fiber laser systems,” Opt. Express 20, 440–451 (2012).
[CrossRef]

T. Eidam, C. Wirth, C. Jauregui, F. Stutzki, F. Jansen, H. Otto, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Experimental observations of the threshold-like onset of mode instabilities in high power fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Express 19, 13218–13224 (2011).
[CrossRef]

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Femtosecond fiber CPA system emitting 830  W average output power,” Opt. Lett. 35, 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, T. Schreiber, A. Tünnermann, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, and F. Salin, “Extended single-mode photonic crystal fiber lasers,” Opt. Express 14, 2715–2720 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, N. Deguil-Robin, I. Manek-Hönninger, F. Salin, T. Schreiber, A. Liem, F. Röser, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “High-power picosecond fiber amplifier based on nonlinear spectral compression,” Opt. Lett. 30, 714–716 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H. Müller, “High-average-power picosecond Yb-doped fiber amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 26, 1849–1851 (2001).

Lin, D.

Lin, H.

Lu, Q.

Malinowski, A.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “Picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060  nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18, 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Manek-Hönninger, I.

Mans, T.

McComb, T. S.

McDonagh, L.

Miller, D. E.

D. E. Miller, L. E. Zapata, D. J. Ripin, and T. Y. Fan, “Sub-picosecond pulses at 100  W average power from a Yb:YLF chirped-pulse amplification system,” Opt. Lett. 37, 2700–2702 (2012).
[CrossRef]

K. F. Wall, D. E. Miller, and T. Y. Fan, “Cryo-Yb:YAG lasers for next-generation photoinjector applications,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 823512 (2012).

Morais, J.

Moses, J.

Mottay, E.

Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, P. Rigail, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “30  W, 10  μJ, 10  ps SPM-induced spectrally compressed pulse generation in a low non-linearity ytterbium-doped rod-type fibre amplifier,” Proc. SPIE 6453, 64530O (2007).

J. Limpert, N. Deguil-Robin, I. Manek-Hönninger, F. Salin, T. Schreiber, A. Liem, F. Röser, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, A. Courjaud, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, “High-power picosecond fiber amplifier based on nonlinear spectral compression,” Opt. Lett. 30, 714–716 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Moyer, R.

Müller, H.

Nebel, A.

Nilsson, J.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the experimental setup: SC, single-clad; YDF, Yb-doped fiber; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; ISO, optical isolator; DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) IR output versus pump power; (b) optical spectrum of seed light, preamp I, and preamp II; (c) optical spectrum of amplified pulses at various powers; (d) collinear intensity autocorrelation of 150 W output power; (e) M2 values at 130 W IR power; and (f) M2 values versus IR power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Green power versus IR input, (b) SHG efficiency versus IR input, (c) optical spectrum of green light at various powers, (d) collinear intensity autocorrelation of 50 W green power, (e) M2 values measurement at 40 W green power, and (f) M2 values versus green power.

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