Abstract

Amplification of femtosecond pulses at 1.03 µm in a standard Yb-doped single-mode fiber is reported. A pulse energy of 8 nJ and an average power of 400 mW are obtained, limited by available pump power. To our knowledge these are the highest pulse energy and average power obtained from an integrated, single-mode fiber amplifier. After dechirping, 120-fs, 6-nJ pulses are obtained. A practical fiber-based source with performance comparable with that of a bulk solid-state laser is thus demonstrated, and scaling to substantially higher powers will be possible.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Peak power of amplified and dechirped pulses as a function of pulse energy with stretching in 10 m (filled symbols) and 20 m (open symbols) of SMF. Insets: Calculated pulse spectra (1), (2), (3), and (4) are for pulse energies of 1.4, 8, 25, and 50 nJ, respectively. Note the agreement of calculated spectra with experimental results for 8-nJ pulse energy.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Experimental and calculated spectra of the amplified pulses. Inset: Spectrum of the pulses from the oscillator. (b) Interferometric autocorrelation of the dechirped pulses.

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