Abstract

This paper demonstrates a single polarisation, 1.06 µm Yb-doped fiber MOPA, delivering 21 ps pulses in a diffraction limited beam at repetition rates of up to 908 MHz and average output power of 100 W. The maximum pulse energy was 1.7 µJ at a repetition rate of 56 MHz, with corresponding peak power of 85 kW. The 100 W power was limited by available diode pump power and scaling to higher power levels is discussed. We also report self-phase-modulation based pulse compression which produced pulse durations as short as 1.1 ps from an external grating compressor. Using 4.2 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 227 MHz enabled 26 W of visible laser power (50% SHG efficiency) to be demonstrated.

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S.-P. Chen, H.-W. Chen, J. Hou, and Z.-J. Liu, “100 W all fiber picosecond MOPA laser,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24008–24012 (2009).
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J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, “High Repetition Rate Gigawatt Peak Power Fiber Laser-Systems: Challenges, Design, and Experiment,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 159–169 (2009).
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M. E. Fermann and I. Hartl, “Ultrafast Fiber Laser Technology,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 191–206 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (4)

L. Orsila, R. Herda, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “High repetition rate mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser using dichroic fiber mirrors and photonic bandgap fiber technology,” in Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, Proc. SPIE 6873, U318–U325 (2008).

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
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[CrossRef]

V. Gapontsev, “IPG Photonics 6 kW CW singlemode ytterbium fiber laser in all-fiber format,” Solid State Diode Laser Technol. Rev. (2008).

2006 (2)

P. Dupriez, C. Finot, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, K. G. Wilcox, H. D. Foreman, and A. C. Tropper, “High-power, high repetition rate picosecond and femtosecond sources based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of VECSELs,” Opt. Express 14(21), 9611–9616 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

2001 (3)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H. R. Müller, “High-average-power picosecond Yb-doped fiber amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 26(23), 1849–1851 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, “Mode-scalable fiber-based chirped pulse amplification systems,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7(4), 504–517 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(26), 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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1994 (1)

1985 (1)

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[CrossRef]

1972 (1)

Alam, S.-

Alvarez-Chavez, J. A.

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Andersen, T. V.

Baggett, J. C.

Ball, G. A.

Bennion, I.

Broderick, N. G. R.

Brunner, F.

Caplen, J. E.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, K. K.

Chen, S.-P.

Chisholm, K. E.

Clarkson, W. A.

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dong, L.

Dudley, J. M.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(26), 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Dupriez, C. Finot, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, K. G. Wilcox, H. D. Foreman, and A. C. Tropper, “High-power, high repetition rate picosecond and femtosecond sources based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of VECSELs,” Opt. Express 14(21), 9611–9616 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Eidam, T.

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(2), 94–96 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, “High Repetition Rate Gigawatt Peak Power Fiber Laser-Systems: Challenges, Design, and Experiment,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 159–169 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Everall, L. A.

Fermann, M. E.

M. E. Fermann and I. Hartl, “Ultrafast Fiber Laser Technology,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 191–206 (2009).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(26), 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Finot, C.

Foreman, H. D.

Furusawa, K.

Gabler, T.

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas, “Mode-scalable fiber-based chirped pulse amplification systems,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7(4), 504–517 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gapontsev, V.

V. Gapontsev, “IPG Photonics 6 kW CW singlemode ytterbium fiber laser in all-fiber format,” Solid State Diode Laser Technol. Rev. (2008).

Gawith, C. B. E.

Grudinin, A. B.

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hadrich, S.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, “High Repetition Rate Gigawatt Peak Power Fiber Laser-Systems: Challenges, Design, and Experiment,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 159–169 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Hanf, S.

Hanna, D. C.

Hartl, I.

M. E. Fermann and I. Hartl, “Ultrafast Fiber Laser Technology,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 191–206 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, J. D.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(26), 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Herda, R.

L. Orsila, R. Herda, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “High repetition rate mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser using dichroic fiber mirrors and photonic bandgap fiber technology,” in Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, Proc. SPIE 6873, U318–U325 (2008).

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hou, J.

Ibsen, M.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, D. Taverner, J. E. Caplen, L. Dong, and M. Ibsen, “High-power chirped-pulse all-fiber amplification system based on large-mode-area fiber gratings,” Opt. Lett. 24(8), 566–568 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

Iocco, A.

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jetschke, S.

Keller, U.

Kienle, F.

Kruglov, V. I.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, “Self-similar propagation and amplification of parabolic pulses in optical fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 84(26), 6010–6013 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liem, A.

Limberger, H. G.

Limpert, J.

Linke, R. A.

R. A. Linke, “Modulation Induced Transient Chirping In Single Frequency Lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 21(6), 593–597 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Z.-J.

Mackenzie, J. I.

Malinowski, A.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, and D. J. Richardson, “Detailed comparison of injection-seeded and self-seeded performance of a 1060-nm gain-switched Fabry-Perot laser diode,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 44(7), 645–651 (2008).
[CrossRef]

P. Dupriez, C. Finot, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, K. G. Wilcox, H. D. Foreman, and A. C. Tropper, “High-power, high repetition rate picosecond and femtosecond sources based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of VECSELs,” Opt. Express 14(21), 9611–9616 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Misas, C. J.

J. Limpert, F. Roser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hadrich, J. Rothhardt, C. J. Misas, and A. Tunnermann, “High Repetition Rate Gigawatt Peak Power Fiber Laser-Systems: Challenges, Design, and Experiment,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15(1), 159–169 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Monro, T. M.

Morey, W. W.

Müller, H. R.

Nilsson, J.

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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

P. Dupriez, C. Finot, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, K. G. Wilcox, H. D. Foreman, and A. C. Tropper, “High-power, high repetition rate picosecond and femtosecond sources based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of VECSELs,” Opt. Express 14(21), 9611–9616 (2006).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Offerhaus, H. L.

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Okhotnikov, O. G.

L. Orsila, R. Herda, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “High repetition rate mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser using dichroic fiber mirrors and photonic bandgap fiber technology,” in Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, Proc. SPIE 6873, U318–U325 (2008).

Orsila, L.

L. Orsila, R. Herda, and O. G. Okhotnikov, “High repetition rate mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser using dichroic fiber mirrors and photonic bandgap fiber technology,” in Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, Proc. SPIE 6873, U318–U325 (2008).

Paschotta, R.

Petropoulos, P.

K. T. Vu, A. Malinowski, M. A. F. Roelens, M. Ibsen, P. Petropoulos, and D. J. Richardson, “Full characterization of low-power picosecond pulses from a gain-switched diode laser using electrooptic modulation-based linear FROG,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(7), 505–507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Piper, 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, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Renaud, C. C.

C. C. Renaud, H. L. Offerhaus, J. A. Alvarez-Chavez, J. Nilsson, W. A. Clarkson, P. W. Turner, D. J. Richardson, and A. B. Grudinin, “Characteristics of Q-switched cladding-pumped ytterbium-doped fiber lasers with different high-energy fiber designs,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37(2), 199–206 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

F. Kienle, K. K. Chen, S.- Alam, C. B. E. Gawith, J. I. Mackenzie, D. C. Hanna, D. J. Richardson, and D. P. Shepherd, “High-power, variable repetition rate, picosecond optical parametric oscillator pumped by an amplified gain-switched diode,” Opt. Express 18(8), 7602–7610 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the Yb-doped fiber MOPA. MSG – mode selective grating; CFBG – chirped fiber-Bragg-grating.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Seed pulse temporal profile and chirp; and (b) Spectrum of the seed pulse. The temporal and spectral data have been normalized with respect to the peak power or peak spectral density respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra of seed-diode (blue solid line) and final 100 W output (black dash line). (a) Pulse repetition rate 227 MHz; and (b) Pulse repetition rate 56 MHz. The spectra were measured with an ANDO (AQ6317B) spectrum analyser using 2.0 nm resolution.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power from the final stage amplifier vs. launched pump power. Inset: Mode quality measurement data. (Beam radius vs. distance from a f = 100 mm focal length lens.)

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Spectra of seed (black solid line) and final output at a power of 100 W at repetition rates of 908 MHz (red solid line), 454 MHz (blue dashed line), 227 MHz (green dash dotted line), 113 MHz (black dotted line) and 56 MHz (black dash dotted line); and (b) photo diode trace of seed pulse (red solid line) and final output (blue dash dotted line) measured at an average power of 100 W and repetition rate of 56 MHz.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

(a) Autocorrelations of uncompressed pulses; (b) Autocorrelations compressed pulses; and (c) Spectra of the final output pulses at 56 MHz. Data shown at a power of 35 W (blue dashed lines) and at 70 W (black solid line). The autocorrelation of the seed pulse before the amplifier chain is shown in red on (a). The spectra in (c) were measured with 0.01 nm resolution, and have been normalized with respect to the peak.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

(a) Compressed pulse autocorrelations at 227 MHz with final amplifier powers of 30 W (blue dash line) and 83 W compressed (black solid line); (b) Spectra of 83W average power level at the compressor input (black solid line) and compressor output (blue dash line).

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

(a) Schematic setup of SHG using compressed pulses at 227 MHz; (b) Compressor output power and SHG Output Power vs. Fundamental power from fiber MOPA; Top left insert shows beam quality of SHG; Bottom right insert shows the spectrum of SHG at 26 W.

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