Abstract

Performance scaling of passively mode-locked ultrashort-pulse fiber oscillators in terms of average power, peak power, and pulse energy is demonstrated. A very-large-mode-area fiber laser in an all-positive group-velocity-dispersion ring cavity configuration with intracavity spectral filter, mode-locked by nonlinear polarization evolution, emits 66 W of average power at 76 MHz repetition rate, corresponding to 0.9 μJ pulse energy. The pulses are dechirped to 91 fs outside the cavity with an average power of 60 W remaining after the compressor. The generated pulse peak power is as high as 7 MW.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic representation of the experimental cavity setup. DM, dichroic mirror; QWP (HWP), quarter- (half-) wave plat;, BR filter, birefringent filter.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Pulse train on analog oscilloscope. Inset: Two consecutive peaks on a 50 GHz sampling oscilloscope (resolution 5 ps).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Optical spectrum (black). Inset: Log scale and measured transmission curve of the birefringent filter (gray).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured autocorrelation trace of the dechirped pulses (black) and corresponding trace for the transform limit (gray).

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