Abstract

We report an all-normal dispersion femtosecond laser based on large-mode-area Yb-doped photonic crystal fiber. Self-starting mode-locked pulses are obtained with an average power of 12W at 84MHz repetition rate, corresponding to 140nJ of chirped pulse energy. These are dechirped to a near transform-limited duration of 115fs. Experimental results are consistent with numerical simulations of dissipative soliton intra-cavity pulse evolution, and demonstrate scaling of 100fs pulses to megawatt peak powers.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Simulated pulse evolution: SA, saturable absorber; SF, spectral filter. Output pulse (b) spectrum, (c) chirped, and (d) transform-limited time profiles.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental PCF ring laser design: DM, dichroic mirror; HWP and QWP, half- and quarter-waveplates; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; BRP, birefringent plate; DDL, dispersive delay line.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Mode-locked spectra with output energies (a) 154 nJ , (b) 124 nJ , (c) 52 nJ .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Mode-locked output: (a) spectrum, (b) dechirped interferometric autocorrelation (gray) and spectrum transform limited envelope (dotted black), (c) RF noise spectrum, 2 MHz span, 1 kHz resolution, and (d) pulse train, 50 ns div , 400 kHz bandwidth.

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