Abstract

A fiber amplifier that generates nearly transform-limited sub-picosecond pulses and greater than 100 W average power at 1.3-GHz repetition rate is described. Modest stretching of the seed pulses allows the amplifier to be operated in the linear regime. The amplified and dechirped pulses exhibit excellent beam quality, and can be frequency-doubled to produce green pulses at 65 W average power. Detailed characterization of the performance is presented.

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K.-H. Hong, C.-J. Lai, A. Siddiqui, and F. X. Kärtner, “130-W picosecond green laser based on a frequency-doubled hybrid cryogenic Yb:YAG amplifier,” Opt. Express 17(19), 16911–16919 (2009), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-19-16911 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-24008 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

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]

2006

A. Bunkowski, O. Burmeister, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, K. Danzmann, and R. Schnabel, “Optical characterization of ultrahigh diffraction efficiency gratings,” Appl. Opt. 45(23), 5795–5799 (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]

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), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9611 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Liepe and J. Knobloch, “Superconducting RF for energy-recovery linacs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 557(1), 354–369 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

Alam, S.

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S. U.

Andersen, T. V.

Baker, H. J.

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Bunkowski, A.

Burmeister, O.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, K. K.

K. K. Chen, J. H. V. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Chen, S.-P.

Clarkson, W. A.

Clausnitzer, T.

Danzmann, K.

Dupriez, P.

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), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9611 .
[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]

Eidam, T.

Fermann, M. E.

A. Ruehl, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and I. Hartl, “80 W, 120 fs Yb-fiber frequency comb,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3015–3017 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Finot, C.

Foreman, H. D.

Gabler, T.

Gottschall, T.

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]

Hädrich, S.

Hall, D.

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hanf, S.

Hartl, I.

A. Ruehl, A. Marcinkevicius, M. E. Fermann, and I. Hartl, “80 W, 120 fs Yb-fiber frequency comb,” Opt. Lett. 35(18), 3015–3017 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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

Hayes, J. R.

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

K. K. Chen, J. H. V. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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]

Hong, K.-H.

Hou, J.

Ibsen, M.

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]

Jansen, F.

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]

Kärtner, F. X.

Kley, E.-B.

Knobloch, J.

M. Liepe and J. Knobloch, “Superconducting RF for energy-recovery linacs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 557(1), 354–369 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Lai, C.-J.

Liem, A.

Liepe, M.

M. Liepe and J. Knobloch, “Superconducting RF for energy-recovery linacs,” Nucl. Instrum. Methods Phys. Res. A 557(1), 354–369 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Lin, D.

K. K. Chen, J. H. V. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Z.-J.

Malinowski, A.

K. K. Chen, J. H. V. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[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]

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), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9611 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Marcinkevicius, A.

Mc Bride, R.

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[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]

Nilsson, J.

Ortac, B.

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]

Price, J. H. V.

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

K. K. Chen, J. H. V. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, D. J.

K. K. Chen, J. H. V. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. K. Chen, S. Alam, J. R. Hayes, H. J. Baker, D. Hall, R. Mc Bride, J. H. V. Price, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “56-W Frequency-Doubled Source at 530 nm Pumped by a Single-Mode, Single-Polarization, Picosecond, Yb3+-Doped Fiber MOPA,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22(12), 893–895 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. J. Richardson, J. Nilsson, and W. A. Clarkson, “High power fiber lasers: current status and future perspectives,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(11), B63–B92 (2010).
[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), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9611 .
[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]

Roser, F.

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]

Röser, F.

Rothhard, J.

Rothhardt, J.

J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, F. Jansen, F. Stutzki, T. Gottschall, T. V. Andersen, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “135 W average-power femtosecond pulses at 520 nm from a frequency-doubled fiber laser system,” Opt. Lett. 36(3), 316–318 (2011).
[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]

Ruehl, A.

Sahu, J. K.

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), http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-21-9611 .
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schimpf, D. N.

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]

Schmidt, O.

Schnabel, R.

Schreiber, T.

Seise, E.

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]

Siddiqui, A.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup: LMA, large mode area; PZ-YDF, single-polarization Yb-doped fiber; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; SC, single-clad; DC, double-clad; ISO, optical isolator; DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

RF spectrum (a) and optical spectrum (b) from the oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Chirped and compressed output versus pump power (a); optical spectrum in log and linear scale (insert) (b) and RF spectrum (c) at 150 W IR output; (d) autocorrelation signal of the compressed IR pulses.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Green power generation (a) and conversion efficiency (b) versus IR input.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Optical spectrum (a) and autocorrelation signal (b) at 58 W green output power. M2 values versus various green output power is shown in (c).

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