Abstract

We demonstrate a nanosecond fiber laser with tunable central wavelengths and narrow spectral bandwidths suitable for high-power amplification. Spectrally narrowband flat-top nanosecond pulses were generated at the fundamental repetition rate of 1.9 MHz in an Yb-doped fiber laser, which could be tuned in central wavelength from 1033 to 1053 nm by changing the nonlinear polarization rotation in the fiber laser cavity. In particular, such flat-top nanosecond pulses could be tuned around 1030 nm to match the gain bandwidth of ytterbium-doped double-clad fibers or 1053 nm to match the maximum gain in Nd-doped phosphate glass. The pulse duration could be changed from 1 to 15 ns by varying the pump power or laser polarization evolution in the cavity. By using an ytterbium-doped single-mode fiber preamplifier and a two-stage large-mode-area Yb-doped double-clad-fiber power amplifier, 280-W average power with pulse duration of 3 ns was obtained at 1034 nm.

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2006 (4)

2005 (1)

2004 (1)

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

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2002 (2)

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

1998 (1)

M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askins, and E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulse operation of a passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber Bragg grating interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 28(2), 138–140 (1998).
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[Crossref]

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1992 (1)

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[Crossref]

Aguilar, G.

Askins, C. G.

M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askins, and E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulse operation of a passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber Bragg grating interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 28(2), 138–140 (1998).
[Crossref]

Barty, C. P. J.

Brooks, C. D.

C. D. Brooks and F. D. Teodoro, “Multimegawatt peak-power, single-transverse-mode operation of a 100 μm core diameter, Yb-doped rodlike photonic crystal fiber amplifier,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 89(11), 111119 (2006).
[Crossref]

Camacho-López, S.

Charukhchev, A.

Cheng, T. H.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, and C. Lu, “Nanosecond square pulse generation in fiber lasers with normal dispersion,” Opt. Commun. 272(2), 431–434 (2007).
[Crossref]

Chong, A.

Collier, J. L.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144(1-3), 125–133 (1997).
[Crossref]

Dennis, M. L.

M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askins, and E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulse operation of a passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber Bragg grating interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 28(2), 138–140 (1998).
[Crossref]

Dikmelik, Y.

Duling, I. N.

M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askins, and E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulse operation of a passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber Bragg grating interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 28(2), 138–140 (1998).
[Crossref]

Ebbers, C. A.

Eberhardt, R.

Evans, R.

Freidman, G.

Friebele, E. J.

M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askins, and E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulse operation of a passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber Bragg grating interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 28(2), 138–140 (1998).
[Crossref]

Fujita, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, “High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 28(4), 257–259 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Garanin, S.

Gerke, R.

Gu, X.

Hao, Q.

Hilligsøe, K. M.

Höfer, S.

J. Limpert, S. Höfer, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Knoke, and H. Voelcke, “100-W average-power, high-energy nanosecond fiber amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 477–479 (2002).
[Crossref]

Ishii, E.

Izawa, Y.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, “High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 28(4), 257–259 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jitsuno, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Jovanovic, I.

Kanabe, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Katin, V. G. E.

Kato, Y.

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kawasaki, T.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Keiding, S. R.

Khazanov, E.

Kirsanov, A.

Kitagawa, Y.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, “High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 28(4), 257–259 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Kitamura, H.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Knoke, S.

J. Limpert, S. Höfer, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Knoke, and H. Voelcke, “100-W average-power, high-energy nanosecond fiber amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 477–479 (2002).
[Crossref]

Kodama, R.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

H. Yoshida, E. Ishii, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, Y. Kitagawa, Y. Izawa, and T. Yamanaka, “High-power and high-contrast optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in β-BaB2O4 crystal,” Opt. Lett. 28(4), 257–259 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Langley, A. J.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144(1-3), 125–133 (1997).
[Crossref]

Larsen, J. J.

Li, W.

Li, Y.

Liem, A.

J. Limpert, S. Höfer, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Knoke, and H. Voelcke, “100-W average-power, high-energy nanosecond fiber amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 477–479 (2002).
[Crossref]

Limpert, J.

O. Schmidt, C. Wirth, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, R. Eberhardt, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Average power of 1.1 kW from spectrally combined, fiber-amplified, nanosecond-pulsed sources,” Opt. Lett. 34(10), 1567–1569 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, S. Höfer, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Knoke, and H. Voelcke, “100-W average-power, high-energy nanosecond fiber amplifier,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 477–479 (2002).
[Crossref]

Liu, A.

Lozhkarev, V.

Lu, C.

L. M. Zhao, D. Y. Tang, T. H. Cheng, and C. Lu, “Nanosecond square pulse generation in fiber lasers with normal dispersion,” Opt. Commun. 272(2), 431–434 (2007).
[Crossref]

Luchinin, G.

Mal’shakov, A.

Martyanov, O. P. M. A.

Matousek, P.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144(1-3), 125–133 (1997).
[Crossref]

Matsas, V. J.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fibre ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt. Commun. 92(1-3), 61–66 (1992).
[Crossref]

Matsuo, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

McEnnis, C.

Mead, R. D.

Mima, K.

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Miyanaga, N.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Murakami, M.

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Newson, T. P.

V. J. Matsas, T. P. Newson, and M. N. Zervas, “Self-starting passively mode-locked fibre ring laser exploiting nonlinear polarization switching,” Opt. Commun. 92(1-3), 61–66 (1992).
[Crossref]

Nishihara, K.

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Norsen, M. A.

Paulsen, H. N.

Peng, Y.

Pérez-Gutiérrez, F. G.

Poteomkin, A.

Putnam, M. A.

M. A. Putnam, M. L. Dennis, I. N. Duling, C. G. Askins, and E. J. Friebele, “Broadband square-pulse operation of a passively mode-locked fiber laser for fiber Bragg grating interrogation,” Opt. Lett. 28(2), 138–140 (1998).
[Crossref]

Renninger, W. H.

Ross, I. N.

I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, “The prospects for ultrashort pulse duration and ultrahigh intensity using optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers,” Opt. Commun. 144(1-3), 125–133 (1997).
[Crossref]

Rukavishnikov, N.

Sakabe, S.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Sergeev, A.

Shaykin, A.

Shigemori, K.

Y. Kitagawa, H. Fujita, R. Kodama, H. Yoshida, S. Matsuo, T. Jitsuno, T. Kawasaki, H. Kitamura, T. Kanabe, S. Sakabe, K. Shigemori, N. Miyanaga, and Y. Izawa, “Prepulse-free petawatt laser for a fast ignitor,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40(3), 281–293 (2004).
[Crossref]

Shiraga, H.

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
[Crossref]

Spicer, J. B.

Sukharev, S.

Takabe, H.

Y. Kato, Y. Kitagawa, K. A. Tanaka, R. Kodama, H. Fujita, T. Kanabe, T. Jitsuno, H. Shiraga, H. Takabe, M. Murakami, K. Nishihara, and K. Mima, “Fast ignition and related plasma physics issues with high-intensity lasers,” Plasma Phys. Contr. Fusion 39(5A), 145–151 (1997).
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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic setup of the flat-top ns fiber laser and high-power Yb-doped double-clad fiber amplifier. SMF, single-mode fiber; w. p., waveplate; YDCF, Yb-doped double-clad fiber.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Typical output laser spectra under different alignments of the intracavity polarization states (a). Temporal profiles of the output pulses under different pump powers (b). The standard deviations of the output pulse energy of the flat-top ns mode-locked laser (c). Flat-top ns mode-locked pulse train at the fundamental repetition rate of 1.9 MHz (d) and its radio-frequency output power spectrum with distinct suppression of sidebands (e).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 The slope efficiency for the second-stage power amplifier of the flat-top ns pulses.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 The measured spectra relative intensity (a), absolute intensity (inserted), and temporal profiles (b) of the fiber ring laser and amplified pulses.

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