Abstract

A high power polarization maintaining femtosecond Tm-doped fiber laser system is demonstrated. A chirped fiber Bragg grating with normal dispersion was used to compensate the anomalous dispersion from the regular fiber in the 2 µm seed oscillator to generate mode locked pulses with a pulse repetition rate of 30.84 MHz. After chirped pulse amplification, an amplified power of 78 W was obtained. The pulse was compressed by a chirped volume Bragg grating based pulse compressor. A pulse duration of 760 fs and an average power of 36 W were obtained after compressor.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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2008

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Alman, B. A.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Amini-Nik, S.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arpin, P.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, P. Arpin, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Arutyunyan, N. R.

Bang, O.

D. Buccoliero, H. Steffensen, O. Bang, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and T. M. Monro, “Thulium pumped high power supercontinuum in loss-determined optimum lengths of tellurite photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. Lett.97(6), 061106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Baudelet, M.

Bourdon, P.

Buccoliero, D.

D. Buccoliero, H. Steffensen, O. Bang, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and T. M. Monro, “Thulium pumped high power supercontinuum in loss-determined optimum lengths of tellurite photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. Lett.97(6), 061106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Budni, P. A.

Byer, R. L.

Canat, G.

Chen, M.-C.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, P. Arpin, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chernov, A. I.

Chernysheva, M. A.

Chicklis, E. P.

Cowan, M. L.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Creeden, D.

Dianov, E. M.

Digonnet, M. J. F.

Ebendorff-Heidepriem, H.

D. Buccoliero, H. Steffensen, O. Bang, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and T. M. Monro, “Thulium pumped high power supercontinuum in loss-determined optimum lengths of tellurite photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. Lett.97(6), 061106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M.

Fermann, M. E.

Geng, J.

Gunaratne, K.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hartl, I.

Haus, H. A.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Imeshev, G.

Ippen, E. P.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, J.

Jiang, M.

Jiang, S.

Kapteyn, H. C.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, P. Arpin, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Ketteridge, P. A.

Konov, V. I.

Kraemer, D.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Krylov, A. A.

Kryukov, P. G.

Leindecker, N.

Liu, J.

Lobach, A. S.

Luo, T.

Marandi, A.

McCarthy, J. C.

Miller, R. J. D.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mitschke, F. M.

Mollenauer, L. F.

Monro, T. M.

D. Buccoliero, H. Steffensen, O. Bang, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and T. M. Monro, “Thulium pumped high power supercontinuum in loss-determined optimum lengths of tellurite photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. Lett.97(6), 061106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Murnane, M. M.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, P. Arpin, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nadesan, P.

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nelson, L. E.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Obraztsova, E. D.

Pollak, T. M.

Popmintchev, T.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, P. Arpin, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pozharov, A. S.

Protopopov, V.

Renard, W.

Richardson, M.

Rudy, C. W.

Schunemann, P. G.

Setzler, S. D.

Shah, L.

Solodyankin, M. A.

Steffensen, H.

D. Buccoliero, H. Steffensen, O. Bang, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and T. M. Monro, “Thulium pumped high power supercontinuum in loss-determined optimum lengths of tellurite photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. Lett.97(6), 061106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Stolen, R. H.

Tausenev, A. V.

Urbanek, K. E.

Vodopyanov, K. L.

Wan, P.

Wang, Q.

Willis, C. C. C.

Yang, L. M.

Young, Y. E.

Zawilski, K.

156 micro-J ultrafast Thulium-doped fiber laser

P. Wan, L. M. Yang, and J. Liu, “156 micro-J ultrafast Thulium-doped fiber laser,” Photonics West, paper 8601–117 (2013).

Appl. Phys. Lett.

L. E. Nelson, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, “Broadly tunable sub-500 fs pulses from an additive-pulse mode-locked thulium-doped fiber ring laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett.67(1), 19–21 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. Buccoliero, H. Steffensen, O. Bang, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, and T. M. Monro, “Thulium pumped high power supercontinuum in loss-determined optimum lengths of tellurite photonic crystal fiber,” Appl. Phys. Lett.97(6), 061106 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol.

Nat. Photonics

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, P. Arpin, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

PLoS ONE

S. Amini-Nik, D. Kraemer, M. L. Cowan, K. Gunaratne, P. Nadesan, B. A. Alman, and R. J. D. Miller, “Ultrafast Mid-IR laser scalpel: protein signals of the fundamental limits to minimally invasive surgery,” PLoS ONE5(9), e13053 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

P. Kadwani, R. A. Sims, M. Baudelet, L. Shah, and M. C. Richardson, “Atmospheric propagation testing using broadband thulium fiber systems,” in Proc. OSA/FILAS, FWB3, (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Liu, Q. Wang, and P. Wang, “Mode-locked 2 μm thulium-doped fiber laser with graphene oxide saturable absorber,” in CLEO:2012-Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical society of America, 2012), paper JW2A. 76.

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Figures (10)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Systematic diagram of 2 µm high power fiber laser system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Setup of 2 µm seed oscillator, the total fiber length is 3.25m.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Optical spectrum of seed laser.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

First stage of amplification (pre-amplifier 1) with fiber stretcher

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output spectra after first stage and second stage pre-amplifiers.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Setup of high power amplifier.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Output power as a function of pump power in the final power amplifier.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

(a) Spectrum with various output power levels prior to compression with the CBG; (b) Spectra of compressed pulses at two amplified power levels.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Schematic diagram of a double pass CBG pulse compressor

Fig. 10
Fig. 10

(a) Autocorrelation trace of compressed pulse with amplified power of 78W (36W after pulse compressor); (b) Output pulse train with amplified power of 78W.

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