Abstract

We report on the generation of 180 W average green power from a frequency-doubled picosecond rod fiber amplifier. In an Yb-doped fiber master-oscillator-power-amplifier system, 2.3-ps 704 MHz pulses are first amplified in small-core fibers and then in large-mode-area rod fibers to produce 270 W average infrared power with a high polarization extinction ratio and diffraction-limited beam quality. By carrying out frequency doubling in a lithium triborate (LBO) crystal, 180 W average green power is generated. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest average green power achieved in fiber-based laser systems.

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2014 (5)

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Z. Zhao, A. Bartnik, F. W. Wise, I. V. Bazarov, and B. M. Dunham, “High-power fiber lasers for photocathode electron injectors,” Phy. Rev. STAB 17, 053501 (2014).

P. S. Teh, S. Alam, R. J. Lewis, and D. J. Richardson, “Single polarization picosecond fiber MOPA power scaled to beyond 500 W,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(8), 085103 (2014).
[Crossref]

Z. Zhao, B. M. Dunham, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of 150 W average and 1 megawatt peak power picosecond pulses from a rod-type fiber master oscillator power amplifier,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31(1), 33–37 (2014).
[Crossref]

Z. Zhao, B. M. Dunham, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of 167 W infrared and 124 W green power from a 1.3-GHz, 1-ps rod fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 22(21), 25065–25070 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (3)

2012 (5)

2011 (2)

2010 (4)

2009 (1)

2005 (1)

Ahmed, M. A.

Akçaalan, O.

Alam, S.

P. S. Teh, S. Alam, R. J. Lewis, and D. J. Richardson, “Single polarization picosecond fiber MOPA power scaled to beyond 500 W,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(8), 085103 (2014).
[Crossref]

Alam, S. U.

Alkeskjold, T. T.

Andersen, T. V.

Bartnik, A.

Z. Zhao, A. Bartnik, F. W. Wise, I. V. Bazarov, and B. M. Dunham, “High-power fiber lasers for photocathode electron injectors,” Phy. Rev. STAB 17, 053501 (2014).

Bauer, D.

Bazarov, I.

Bazarov, I. V.

Z. Zhao, A. Bartnik, F. W. Wise, I. V. Bazarov, and B. M. Dunham, “High-power fiber lasers for photocathode electron injectors,” Phy. Rev. STAB 17, 053501 (2014).

Broeng, J.

Brown, D. C.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, S.-P.

Cirmi, G.

Clarkson, W. A.

Courjaud, A.

Deguil-Robin, N.

Dunham, B. M.

Eidam, T.

Eken, K.

Elahi, P.

Feuer, A.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Fu, X.

Gabler, T.

Gottschall, T.

Graf, T.

Grafa, T.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Granados, E.

Gronloh, B.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H.-D. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515 nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).
[Crossref]

Guelzow, J.

Hädrich, S.

Hanf, S.

Hanna, D. C.

Hansen, K. R.

Hermanutz, F.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Hoffmann, H. D.

Hoffmann, H.-D.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H.-D. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515 nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).
[Crossref]

Hong, K. H.

Hönninger, C.

Hou, J.

Huang, S. W.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Ingildeevc, D.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Jansen, F.

Jauregui, C.

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fibre lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

Jørgensen, M. M.

Jungbluth, B.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H.-D. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515 nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).
[Crossref]

Kalaycioglu, H.

Kärtner, F. X.

Keathley, P.

Kienle, F.

Killi, A.

Kowalewski, K.

Krausb, M.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Kunza, C.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Lægsgaard, J.

Lai, C. J.

Laurila, M.

Lewis, R. J.

P. S. Teh, S. Alam, R. J. Lewis, and D. J. Richardson, “Single polarization picosecond fiber MOPA power scaled to beyond 500 W,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(8), 085103 (2014).
[Crossref]

P. S. Teh, R. J. Lewis, S. U. Alam, and D. J. Richardson, “200 W Diffraction limited, single-polarization, all-fiber picosecond MOPA,” Opt. Express 21(22), 25883–25889 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Lin, D.

Liu, J.

Liu, Z.-J.

Loescher, A.

Manek-Hönninger, I.

Mans, T.

Moses, J.

Mottay, E.

Negel, J.-P.

Nilsson, J.

Öktem, B.

Onuseita, V.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Poprawe, R.

Price, J. H. V.

Richardson, D. J.

Röser, E.

Rothhardt, J.

Russbueldt, P.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H.-D. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515 nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).
[Crossref]

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, J. Weitenberg, H. D. Hoffmann, and R. Poprawe, “Compact diode-pumped 1.1 kW Yb:YAG Innoslab femtosecond amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 35(24), 4169–4171 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Salin, F.

Schneider, W.

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H.-D. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515 nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).
[Crossref]

Schreiber, T.

Seise, E.

Sell, A.

Senel, C.

Shepherd, D. P.

Singley, J. M.

Stutzki, F.

Sutter, D.

Teh, P. S.

Tünnermann, A.

Vitali, V.

Voss, A.

Wan, P.

Webera, R.

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

Weitenberg, J.

Wirth, C.

Wise, F. W.

Yang, L.-M.

Yilmaz, S.

Zellmer, H.

Zhao, Z.

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

Laser Phys. Lett. (1)

P. S. Teh, S. Alam, R. J. Lewis, and D. J. Richardson, “Single polarization picosecond fiber MOPA power scaled to beyond 500 W,” Laser Phys. Lett. 11(8), 085103 (2014).
[Crossref]

Nat. Photonics (1)

C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “High-power fibre lasers,” Nat. Photonics 7(11), 861–867 (2013).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (10)

P. S. Teh, R. J. Lewis, S. U. Alam, and D. J. Richardson, “200 W Diffraction limited, single-polarization, all-fiber picosecond MOPA,” Opt. Express 21(22), 25883–25889 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Z. Zhao, B. M. Dunham, I. Bazarov, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of 110 W infrared and 65 W green power from a 1.3-GHz sub-picosecond fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 20(5), 4850–4855 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Laurila, M. M. Jørgensen, K. R. Hansen, T. T. Alkeskjold, J. Broeng, and J. Lægsgaard, “Distributed mode filtering rod fiber amplifier delivering 292W with improved mode stability,” Opt. Express 20(5), 5742–5753 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

F. Kienle, P. S. Teh, D. Lin, S. U. Alam, J. H. V. Price, D. C. Hanna, D. J. Richardson, and D. P. Shepherd, “High-power, high repetition-rate, green-pumped, picosecond LBO optical parametric oscillator,” Opt. Express 20(7), 7008–7014 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J.-P. Negel, A. Loescher, A. Voss, D. Bauer, D. Sutter, A. Killi, M. A. Ahmed, and T. Graf, “Ultrafast thin-disk multipass laser amplifier delivering 1.4 kW (4.7 mJ, 1030 nm) average power converted to 820 W at 515 nm and 234 W at 343 nm,” Opt. Express 23(16), 21064–21077 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Wan, L.-M. Yang, and J. Liu, “All fiber-based Yb-doped high energy, high power femtosecond fiber lasers,” Opt. Express 21(24), 29854–29859 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. C. Brown, J. M. Singley, K. Kowalewski, J. Guelzow, and V. Vitali, “High sustained average power cw and ultrafast Yb:YAG near-diffraction-limited cryogenic solid-state laser,” Opt. Express 18(24), 24770–24792 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Z. Zhao, B. M. Dunham, and F. W. Wise, “Generation of 167 W infrared and 124 W green power from a 1.3-GHz, 1-ps rod fiber amplifier,” Opt. Express 22(21), 25065–25070 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. H. Hong, S. W. Huang, J. Moses, X. Fu, C. J. Lai, G. Cirmi, A. Sell, E. Granados, P. Keathley, and F. X. Kärtner, “High-energy, phase-stable, ultrabroadband kHz OPCPA at 2.1 μm pumped by a picosecond cryogenic Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 19(16), 15538–15548 (2011).
[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).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phy. Rev. STAB (1)

Z. Zhao, A. Bartnik, F. W. Wise, I. V. Bazarov, and B. M. Dunham, “High-power fiber lasers for photocathode electron injectors,” Phy. Rev. STAB 17, 053501 (2014).

Proc. SPIE (2)

A. Feuer, C. Kunza, M. Krausb, V. Onuseita, R. Webera, T. Grafa, D. Ingildeevc, and F. Hermanutz, “Influence of laser parameters on quality of microholes and process efficiency,” Proc. SPIE 8967, 8967H (2014).

B. Gronloh, P. Russbueldt, W. Schneider, B. Jungbluth, and H.-D. Hoffmann, “High average power sub-picosecond pulse generation at 515 nm by extracavity frequency doubling of a mode-locked Innoslab MOPA,” Proc. SPIE 8235, 82351C (2012).
[Crossref]

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic of the fiber MOPA system: SC YDF, single-clad Yb-doped fiber; DC YDF, double-clad Yb-doped fiber; ISO, optical isolator; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer; DM, dichroic mirror; SHG, second harmonic generation.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 IR output versus pump power (a); AC signal of IR pulses at 250 W (b); optical spectrum from seed, 150 W and 250 W output, respectively (c); and M2 values at 250 W (d).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Green output versus IR input (a); SHG efficiency versus IR input (b); autocorrelation signal of the green pulses at 150 W (c); and M2 values at 140 W green average power (d).

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