Abstract

We demonstrate a compact ultrafast source centered at 850 nm with >200  nm bandwidth (full width at half-maximum) based on a 3 GHz Yb-fiber master-oscillator-power-amplifier system. The output pulses (with up to 13 W average power) from the laser system are coupled into short (<50  mm) pieces of photonic crystal fibers to excite broadband fiber-optic Cherenkov radiation; the resulting broad phase-matching bandwidth due to short fiber length produces an upconverted spectrum spanning in the wavelength range of 750–950 nm with average power of 94, 184, and 380 mW for fiber length of 28, 37, and 48 mm, respectively. The spectrum generated from the 37 mm fiber is then dechirped by eight double-chirped mirrors, leading to compressed pulses ∼14  fs in duration. Such an ultrafast source is a promising substitute of multigigahertz mode-locked Ti:sapphire lasers for applications in optical frequency metrology and multiphoton coherent microscopy.

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Petrich, G. S.

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D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
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Sasselov, D.

C.-H. Li, A. J. Benedick, P. Fendel, A. G. Glenday, F. X. Kartner, D. F. Phillips, D. Sasselov, A. Szentgyorgyi, and R. L. Walsworth, Nature 452, 610 (2008).
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Scheuer, V.

Schimpf, D. N.

Schmalz, M.

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Sennaroglu, A.

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B. R. Masters and P. So, Handbook of Biomedical Nonlinear Optical Microscopy (Oxford University, 2008).

Song, Y.

Sumpf, B.

Szentgyorgyi, A.

C.-H. Li, A. J. Benedick, P. Fendel, A. G. Glenday, F. X. Kartner, D. F. Phillips, D. Sasselov, A. Szentgyorgyi, and R. L. Walsworth, Nature 452, 610 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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L. Tartara, I. Cristiani, and V. Degiorgio, Appl. Phys. B 77, 307 (2003).
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Torizuka, K.

Tschudi, T.

Tu, H.

X. Liu, G. E. Villanueva, J. Laegsgaard, U. Moller, H. Tu, S. A. Boppart, and D. Turchinovich, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 25, 892 (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Tu and S. A. Boppart, Opt. Express 17, 9858 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Turchinovich, D.

X. Liu, G. E. Villanueva, J. Laegsgaard, U. Moller, H. Tu, S. A. Boppart, and D. Turchinovich, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 25, 892 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Uecker, R.

Uemura, S.

Villanueva, G. E.

X. Liu, G. E. Villanueva, J. Laegsgaard, U. Moller, H. Tu, S. A. Boppart, and D. Turchinovich, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 25, 892 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Wabnitz, S.

Wai, P. K. A.

Walsworth, R. L.

C.-H. Li, A. J. Benedick, P. Fendel, A. G. Glenday, F. X. Kartner, D. F. Phillips, D. Sasselov, A. Szentgyorgyi, and R. L. Walsworth, Nature 452, 610 (2008).
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Wang, C.

Wang, J.

Webber, M. W.

G. Chang, C.-H. Li, A. Glenday, G. Furesz, N. Langellier, L.-J. Chen, M. W. Webber, J. Lim, H.-W. Chen, D. F. Phillips, A. Szentgyorgyi, R. L. Walsworth, and F. X. Kaertner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CF2C.4.

Wise, F. W.

Xu, S.

Yang, Z.

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L. Tartara, I. Cristiani, and V. Degiorgio, Appl. Phys. B 77, 307 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

X. Liu, G. E. Villanueva, J. Laegsgaard, U. Moller, H. Tu, S. A. Boppart, and D. Turchinovich, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 25, 892 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Methods (1)

N. Ji, J. C. Magee, and E. Betzig, Nat. Methods 5, 197 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nature (1)

C.-H. Li, A. J. Benedick, P. Fendel, A. G. Glenday, F. X. Kartner, D. F. Phillips, D. Sasselov, A. Szentgyorgyi, and R. L. Walsworth, Nature 452, 610 (2008).
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Opt. Lett. (6)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

N. Akhmediev and M. Karlsson, Phys. Rev. A 51, 2602 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. E (1)

V. I. Karpman, Phys. Rev. E 47, 2073 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

D. V. Skryabin, F. Luan, J. C. Knight, and P. St. J. Russell, Science 301, 1705 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

B. R. Masters and P. So, Handbook of Biomedical Nonlinear Optical Microscopy (Oxford University, 2008).

G. Chang, C.-H. Li, A. Glenday, G. Furesz, N. Langellier, L.-J. Chen, M. W. Webber, J. Lim, H.-W. Chen, D. F. Phillips, A. Szentgyorgyi, R. L. Walsworth, and F. X. Kaertner, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper CF2C.4.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 3rd ed. (Academic, 2001).

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