Abstract

We report what we believe to be the first millijoule-class ytterbium-doped fiber laser system operating on the zero-phonon line at 977nm. An actively Q-switched master fiber oscillator delivers nanosecond pulses (FWHM 1232ns) at adjustable multiples of 10kHz repetition rates that are further amplified in an ultralarge core photonic crystal fiber amplifier. At the highest available pumping level, a maximal average power of 78W was obtained for 32ns pulses at a repetition rate of 190kHz, whereas the millijoule energy level was reached for 12ns pulses at the lower repetition rate of 10kHz.

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  1. O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).
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2008 (3)

2006 (2)

V. Khitrov, D. Machewirth, B. Samson, and K. Tankala, Proc. SPIE 6102, 610222 (2006).
[CrossRef]

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

2005 (2)

Alam, S. A.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Bello-Doua, R.

Bouchier, A.

Boullet, J.

Brooks, C. D.

Cazaux, M.

Codemard, C. A.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Cormier, E.

Desmarchelier, R.

Desmoulins, S.

Di Teodoro, F.

Ermeneux, S.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Georges, P.

Grudinin, A. B.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Jauregui, C.

Khitrov, V.

V. Khitrov, D. Machewirth, B. Samson, and K. Tankala, Proc. SPIE 6102, 610222 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

F. Roeser, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 16, 17310 (2008).
[CrossRef]

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Linke, S.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Lucas-Leclin, G.

Machewirth, D.

V. Khitrov, D. Machewirth, B. Samson, and K. Tankala, Proc. SPIE 6102, 610222 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Maillard, J.

Nilsson, J.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Rademaker, K.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Roeser, F.

Röser, F.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Rothhardt, J.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Saby, J.

Sahu, J. K.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Salin, F.

J. Boullet, Y. Zaouter, R. Desmarchelier, M. Cazaux, F. Salin, J. Saby, R. Bello-Doua, and E. Cormier, Opt. Express 16, 17891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Samson, B.

V. Khitrov, D. Machewirth, B. Samson, and K. Tankala, Proc. SPIE 6102, 610222 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schmidt, O.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Schreïber, T.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Selvas, R.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Son, D. B. S.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Tankala, K.

V. Khitrov, D. Machewirth, B. Samson, and K. Tankala, Proc. SPIE 6102, 610222 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

F. Roeser, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 16, 17310 (2008).
[CrossRef]

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Ylä-Jarkko, K. H.

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

Yvernault, P.

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

Zaouter, Y.

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, F. Röser, S. Linke, T. Schreïber, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, S. Ermeneux, P. Yvernault, F. Salin, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 31, 1551 (2006).

F. Di Teodoro and C. D. Brooks, Opt. Lett. 30, 3299 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

V. Khitrov, D. Machewirth, B. Samson, and K. Tankala, Proc. SPIE 6102, 610222 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

K. H. Ylä-Jarkko, R. Selvas, D. B. S. Son, J. K. Sahu, C. A. Codemard, J. Nilsson, S. A. Alam, and A. B. Grudinin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J.Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 103.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the high-energy 977 nm fiber laser system.

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Fig. 2

Pulse energy [dark gray (blue) curve] and duration [light gray (red) curve] of the Q-switched master fiber oscillator versus repetition rate. Inset, pulse temporal shape for a repetition rate of 14 kHz .

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Fig. 3

Main amplifier efficiency curve at 190 kHz repetition rate. Inset, near-field image at full output power.

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Fig. 4

Spectrum of the 0.97 mJ pulses on a logarithmic scale. Inset, corresponding temporal shape.

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