Abstract

We present a mode-locked all-normal dispersion ytterbium fiber oscillator with output pulse energies beyond 0.5 µJ. The oscillator is mode-locked using nonlinear polarization rotation, and stable single-pulse operation is achieved by spectral filtering inside the resonator. The oscillator generates strongly chirped output pulses at a repetition rate of 4.3 MHz which can be compressed down to 760 fs.

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2010 (4)

2009 (2)

2008 (2)

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, “High-energy femtosecond fiber lasers based on pulse propagation at normal dispersion,” Laser Photon. Rev. 2(1-2), 58–73 (2008).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, “Giant-chirp oscillators for short-pulse fiber amplifiers,” Opt. Lett. 33(24), 3025–3027 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (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(21), 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baumgartl, M.

Boullet, J.

Buckley, J. R.

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(21), 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chichkov, N. B.

Chong, A.

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(21), 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Cormier, E.

Deng, Y.

Hausmann, K.

Hideur, A.

Ilday, F. Ö.

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(21), 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kafka, J. D.

Kieu, K.

Kracht, D.

Lecaplain, C.

Lefrançois, S.

Limpert, J.

Machinet, G.

Morgner, U.

Neumann, J.

Ortaç, B.

Renninger, W. H.

Schreiber, T.

Tünnermann, A.

Wandt, D.

Wise, F. W.

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, “High-energy femtosecond fiber lasers based on pulse propagation at normal dispersion,” Laser Photon. Rev. 2(1-2), 58–73 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (7)

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(21), 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

D. Mortag, C. Hapke, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, D. Kracht, and J. Neumann, “Low Repetition Rate High-Energy Fiber Oscillator,” in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper JTuD37.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Giant-chirp all-normal dispersion LMA ytterbium fiber oscillator.

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Fig. 2

(a) Optical pulse spectrum on logarithmic and linear (inset) scale. (b) Intensity autocorrelation of the compressed and chirped (inset) output pulses.

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Fig. 3

(a) Oscilloscope traces of the output pulse train. (b) Radio-frequency spectrum at the fundamental repetition rate of 4.3 MHz and over the range of 200 MHz (inset).

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Fig. 4

(a) Measured beam caustic (dotted) and corresponding fit with a M2 of 1.07 (line). (b), (c) Beam profiles in the focal plane and at a distance of 180 mm behind the focus.

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