Abstract

We report on high-energy femtosecond pulse generation from an ytterbium-doped rod-type fiber oscillator emitting around 976nm. Self-starting and stable single-pulse operation are demonstrated with 4.2W of average output power at a repetition rate of 8.4MHz. The resulting energy level reaches 0.5μJ. Because of the all-normal dispersion of the laser cavity, output pulses are naturally chirped with a duration of 14ps. External compression using diffraction gratings shortens the pulse duration down to 460fs.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic representation of the mode-locked fiber laser emitting around 976 nm : L 1 10 , lenses; M 1 and M 2 , dichroic mirrors 915 / 976 nm ; M 3 , R max at 915 nm ; M 4 and M 9 , dichroic mirror T max at 1030 and R max at 976 nm ; M 5 8 , R max mirrors; λ / 2 , half-wave plates; λ / 4 , quarter-wave plates; BS, beam splitting polarizer cube.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Experimental spectrum and simulated spectrum with Fiberdesk. Inset, extinction ratio between 976 and 1030 nm radiations.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal profile of the compressed pulse compared to the calculated transform-limited pulse and the computed pulse, including the remaining TOD from the compressor and nonlinearities. Inset, far-field image of the output beam.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Numerical results calculated for 0.5 μJ energy: (a) pulse dynamics inside the cavity: OC, output coupler; NP, nonlinear polarization evolution; SA, saturable absorber, (b) optical spectrum, (c) output pulse, and (d) dechirped pulse.

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