Abstract

We report on laser synchronization between a high-power nanosecond fiber laser and an ultrashort Ti:sapphire laser by cross-absorption modulation and power amplification. The nanosecond pulses were generated by a long-cavity ytterbium-doped fiber laser that was passively synchronized to a 70fs Ti:sapphire laser with a remarkable cavity mismatch tolerance of about 8cm as a result of resonance-enhanced cross-absorption modulation in additional rare-earth-doped fiber. By using a two-stage Yb-doped fiber preamplifier and a two-stage double-clad fiber power amplifier in cascade, the synchronized nanosecond pulses were amplified to 131W of average power, corresponding to 0.55mJ of single-pulse energy at a repetition rate of 240KHz, with a timing jitter of 13ps.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. BS, beam splitter; MO, micro-objective ( × 40 ) ; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer ( 980 1041 nm ) ; YDFA, ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier; EDF, erbium-doped fiber; YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; SMF, single-mode fiber; Col, collimator at 1041 nm ; OC, 10% output coupler; PC, polarization controller; OI, optical isolator; LD, laser diode; LMA-YDCF, large-mode-area Yb-doped double-clad fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Slope efficiency for the last-stage power amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured temporal profiles of the synchronized seed fiber laser and the amplified pulses and their corresponding spectra (displayed in the inset).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Power spectral density of the jitter [gray curve (red online)] and integrated rms jitter from 50 KHz to 1 Hz for Ti:sapphire laser and nanosecond fiber laser (a) before and (b) after high-power amplifiers. The narrow peaks in (a) and (b) were due to the 50 Hz electrodisturbance. The spike in (b) was mainly caused by the fluctuation of fiber-based amplification system at a frequency of several hertz.

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