Abstract

We report on the rare-earth-doped fiber-based generation of nearly transform-limited 10-ps pulses based on self-phase-modulation-induced spectral compression. An ytterbium-doped low nonlinearity photonic crystal fiber is used as a gain medium. An average power of as much as 97W at a repetition rate of 47MHz, corresponding to a peak power as high as 200kW, was obtained. Furthermore, efficient second-harmonic generation by application of this high-power laser source is discussed.

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2004 (1)

2003 (1)

2002 (2)

F. Di-Teodoro, J. P. Koplow, S. W. Moore, and D. A. V. Kliner, Opt. Lett. 27, 518 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (1)

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

Broeng, J.

Carter, A.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Clausnitzer, T.

Di-Teodoro, F.

Ehlers, B.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Farroni, J.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Fuchs, H.-J.

Gabler, T.

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Galvanauskas, A.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Harschak, A.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Heinemann, S.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Jakobsen, C.

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD1.

Jetschke, S.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Kirchhoff, J.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Kley, E.-B.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Koplow, J. P.

Liem, A.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 12, 1313 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Limpert, J.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 12, 1313 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Opt. 42, 6934 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Liu, C.-H.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Moore, S. W.

Mörl, K.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Müller, H.-R.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Nilsson, J.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD1.

Nolte, S.

Payne, D.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD1.

Petersson, A.

Reich, M.

Reichel, V.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Sahu, J. K.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD1.

Sandrock, T.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Schreiber, T.

Tankala, K.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

Tünnermann, A.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 12, 1313 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Opt. 42, 6934 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Unger, S.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Zellmer, H.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 12, 1313 (2004), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Opt. 42, 6934 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Gabler, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, and H.-R. Müller, Opt. Lett. 26, 1849 (2001).
[CrossRef]

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

Zöllner, K.

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. (1)

J. Limpert, T. Gabler, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B: Lasers Opt. 74, 191 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (4)

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. Payne, and J. Nilsson, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD1.

C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, B. Ehlers, S. Heinemann, A. Carter, K. Tankala, and J. Farroni, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 94 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper PD2.

A. Liem, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, V. Reichel, K. Mörl, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, H.-R. Müller, J. Kirchhoff, T. Sandrock, and A. Harschak, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), postdeadline paper CPDD2.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

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Microscope image of an ytterbium-doped 40 - μ m core single-mode photonic crystal fiber.

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Output characteristics of a high-power picosecond fiber amplifier.

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Spectral width as a function of average output power.

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Emitted spectra for 10-, 50-, 100-, and 200 - kW peak power compared with that of an oscillator (dashed curve).

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Degree of polarization of a fiber amplifier as a function of average output power.

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