Abstract

A Raman-shifted and frequency-doubled high-power Er-fiber soliton laser for seeding an efficient high-power Yb fiber femtosecond amplifier is demonstrated. The Raman-shifted and frequency-doubled Er-soliton laser is tunable from 1.00 to 1.070 µm and produces bandwidth-limited 24-pJ pulses at a repetition rate of 50 MHz with a FWHM pulse width of 170 fs at 1.040 µm. The Yb3+ amplifier has a slope efficiency of 52% and generates 3-ps linearly chirped pulses with an average power of 0.8 W at 1.05 µm. After pulse compression, 74-fs bandwidth-limited pulses with an average power of 0.4 W and a pulse energy of 8 nJ are generated.

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M. E. Fermann, M. Hofer, and R. S. Windeler, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, M. M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, and U. Keller, eds., Vol. 26 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D. C., 1999), paper PD3.

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M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, (CLEO/U.S.), Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), p. 189.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of a high-power single-mode Yb fiber femtosecond amplifier: M’s, mirrors; BS, beam splitter; PPLN, periodically poled LiNbO3.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Center wavelength of Raman soliton with the largest redshift as a function of incident pulse energy at 1.56 µm. Solid curve, arbitrary fit.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power of the ultrafast Yb fiber amplifier (before compression) as a function of launched pump power 976 nm (solid curve with experimental points) and linear fit (dotted curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Top, measured (solid curve) and numerically calculated (dotted curve) autocorrelations of compressed pulses; bottom, measured spectrum of compressed pulses (solid curve) and spectrum of seed pulses (dotted curve).

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