Abstract

Frequency doubling of an erbium–ytterbium-fiber master-oscillator–power-amplifier system is demonstrated. Simultaneous amplification and pulse compression in multimode erbium–ytterbium-doped fibers produces high-quality near-diffraction and near-bandwidth-limited 100-fs pulses at a wavelength of 1.62 µm with an average power of 230 mW at a repetition rate of 52 MHz. Periodically poled LiNbO3 allows for frequency doubling with a conversion efficiency of 51%, producing near-bandwidth-limited 105-fs pulses with an average power of 117 mW and a pulse energy of 2.3 nJ at a wavelength of 810 nm.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cladding-pumped MM Er–Yb fiber compressor–amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Autocorrelation (bottom) and spectra (top) of the pulses obtained from the oscillator and after amplification in the MM Er–Yb fiber. The oscillator spectrum and the autocorrelation trace for the amplifier pulses are shown by the shaded areas.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Autocorrelation (bottom) and spectrum (top) of frequency-doubled pulses. The FWHM pulse width is 105 fs, and the time–bandwidth product is 0.60, assuming a Gaussian pulse shape.

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