Abstract

We demonstrated an all-fiber mode-locked laser system which generated high-energy wave-breaking-free pulses with low repetition rate. The system included a passively mode-locked fiber laser which acted as a master oscillator and an Yb-doped fiber amplifier. By increasing the cavity length of the laser, pulse energy could be significantly increased. According to different cavity length, wave-breaking-free pulse with 2.9 nJ ~ 6.9 nJ pulse energy and 870 kHz~187 kHz repetition rate has been achieved from the master oscillator. Over 4 μJ pulse can be obtained after amplification.

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2006 (1)

2005 (1)

2004 (3)

Y. Jeong, J. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, "Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power," Opt. Express 12, 6088-6092 (2004), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-12-25-6088.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129-136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Dispersion compensation-free fiber laser mode-locked and stabilized by high-contrast saturable absorber mirror," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893-899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2003 (1)

1999 (1)

1998 (1)

1995 (1)

1992 (2)

Akhmediev, N.

N. Akhmediev, Jose. M. Soto-Crespo, and Ph. Grelu, "Roadmap to ultra-short record high-energy pulses out of laser oscillators," Phys.Lett. A 372, 3124-3128 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Anderson, D.

Askins, C. G.

Buckley, J.

Buckley, J. R.

Chen, C.-J.

Chernykh, A. I.

Chong, A.

Dennis, M. L.

Desaix, M.

Dong, J. X.

Duling, I. N.

Fedotov, Y.

Friebele, E. J.

Glick, Y.

O. Katz, Y. Sintov, Y. Nafcha, and Y. Glick, "Passively mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser utilizing chirped-fiber-Bragg-gratings for dispersion control," Opt. Commun.  269,156-165 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Gomes, L. A.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129-136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Herda, R.

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Dispersion compensation-free fiber laser mode-locked and stabilized by high-contrast saturable absorber mirror," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893-899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hönninger, C.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Jeong, Y.

Jouhti, T.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129-136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Katz, O.

O. Katz, Y. Sintov, Y. Nafcha, and Y. Glick, "Passively mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser utilizing chirped-fiber-Bragg-gratings for dispersion control," Opt. Commun.  269,156-165 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Keller, U.

Kieu, K.

Kobtsev, S.

Kukarin, S.

Limpert, J.

Lisak, M.

Lou, Q. H.

Menyuk, C. R.

Morier-Genoud, F.

Moser, M.

Nafcha, Y.

O. Katz, Y. Sintov, Y. Nafcha, and Y. Glick, "Passively mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser utilizing chirped-fiber-Bragg-gratings for dispersion control," Opt. Commun.  269,156-165 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Okhotnikov, O. G.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129-136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Dispersion compensation-free fiber laser mode-locked and stabilized by high-contrast saturable absorber mirror," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893-899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Orsila, L.

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129-136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ortaç, B.

Paschotta, R.

Payne, D.

Peterson, R. D.

Plötner, M.

Putnam, M. A.

Quiroga-Teixeiro, M. L.

Renninger, W.

Renninger, W. H.

Sahu, J.

Schepler, K. L.

Sintov, Y.

O. Katz, Y. Sintov, Y. Nafcha, and Y. Glick, "Passively mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser utilizing chirped-fiber-Bragg-gratings for dispersion control," Opt. Commun.  269,156-165 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Turitsyn, S. K.

Wai, P. K. A.

Wang, Z. J.

Wei, Y. R.

Wise, F. W.

Wise,, F.

Zhang, F. P.

Zhao, H. M.

Zhou, J.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

R. Herda and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Dispersion compensation-free fiber laser mode-locked and stabilized by high-contrast saturable absorber mirror," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 893-899 (2004).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

L. A. Gomes, L. Orsila, T. Jouhti, and O. G. Okhotnikov, "Picosecond SESAM-Based Ytterbium Mode-Locked Fiber Lasers," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 10, 129-136 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun (1)

O. Katz, Y. Sintov, Y. Nafcha, and Y. Glick, "Passively mode-locked ytterbium fiber laser utilizing chirped-fiber-Bragg-gratings for dispersion control," Opt. Commun.  269,156-165 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys.Lett. A (1)

N. Akhmediev, Jose. M. Soto-Crespo, and Ph. Grelu, "Roadmap to ultra-short record high-energy pulses out of laser oscillators," Phys.Lett. A 372, 3124-3128 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

F. O. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, "Self-similar evolution of parabolic pulses in a laser," Phys. Rev. Lett.  92, 213902.1-213902.4 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Zhou, D. G. Ouzounov, C. Sinclair, and F. W. Wise, "Generation of 400-fs solitons with 2-MHz repetition rate by a Yb fiber laser," in LEOS. IEEE 19, 209-210 (2006).

J. R. Buckley, O. Ilday, H. Lim, and F. W. Wise, "Self-similar pulses as a route to low-repetition-rate femtosecond fiber lasers," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThK7, http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=CLEO-2004-CThK7.
[PubMed]

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup of the laser system

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Pulse spectrum and temporal profile (b) Pulse train for different cavity length. L is the length of the SMF

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Pulse peak power and pulse energy for different cavity length from (a) the master oscillator and (b) the amplified laser system.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Supercontinuum generated by the laser system

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