Abstract

We report on a high-power, high-energy femtosecond fiber source based on direct amplification of parabolic pulses from an environmentally stable passively mode-locked fiber oscillator in an Yb-doped single-polarization photonic crystal fiber. The special pulse shape allows for the generation of high-quality femtosecond pulses beyond nonlinearity limits. The system delivers a pulse energy of 1.2μJ (21W average power) at a repetition rate of 17MHz and a pulse duration of 240fs in a linearly polarized beam with diffraction-limited quality.

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M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994 (1)

Broeng, J.

Buckley, J. R.

Chong, A.

Clark, W. G.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Clausnitzer, T.

Deguil-Robin, N.

Ditmire, T.

Dudley, J. M.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fermann, M. E.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fuchs, H. J.

Fuchs, H.-J.

Hansen, K. P.

Harvey, J. D.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
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Höfer, S.

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[CrossRef]

Hohmuth, R.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Iliew, R.

Jacobsen, C.

Jakobsen, C.

Jupé, M.

Kley, E.-B.

Kruglov, V. I.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lederer, F.

Liem, A.

Lim, H.

Limpert, J.

Manek-Hönninger, I.

Nielsen, C. K.

Nolte, S.

Ortac, B.

Ortaç, B.

Perry, M.

Petersson, A.

Reich, M.

Richter, W.

Ristau, D.

Röser, F.

Rothhard, J.

Salin, F.

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Sosnowski, T.

Stuart, B.

Thomsen, B. C.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tünnermann, A.

Wise, F. W.

Zellmer, H.

Zöllner, K.

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Phys. B (1)

A. Tünnermann, T. Schreiber, F. Röser, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, J. Phys. B 38, 681 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. R. Buckley, W. G. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 213902 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic setup of the microjoule-level all-polarization-maintaining femtosecond fiber laser system. HR, high reflecting; PM, polarization maintaining; SM, single mode; MM, multimode; PZ, polarizing; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Comparison of the emitted spectrum of the oscillator after preamplification and after the main amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

SEM image of the polarizing low-nonlinearity Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output characteristics of the single-polarization Yb-doped fiber power amplifier.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured autocorrelation trace of the high-power femtosecond pulses. In comparison, the simulation of the recompressed amplified pulse is shown in the inset by using a chirped parabolic pulse (black curve) and a chirped sech 2 (gray curve).

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