Abstract

We report on a passively mode-locked all-fiber laser oscillator at 1.5μm based on heavily doped phosphate-glass active fiber. An active fiber only 20cm long is sufficient to produce as much as 2.4  W of average output power directly from the oscillator. The width of the mode-locked pulses varies from 8ps at the lowest output power in the mode-locked state to 44ps at the highest power. Our picosecond laser oscillator features a high repetition rate of 95MHz and high peak pulse power of 540W. The oscillator combines the convenience of all-fiber construction with power performance that was previously achievable only with mode-locked bulk-optic laser oscillators or more complex systems involving fiber amplifiers.

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Broeng, J.

Chavez, A.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
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R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

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R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

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M. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).

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R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Juang, S.

Kaneda, Y.

Ch. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, Y. Kaneda, S. Juang, and N. Peyghambarian, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 57 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Karszewski, M.

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Keller, U.

G. Spuhler, L. Krainer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, K. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 30, 263 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Krainer, L.

Li, L.

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Liem, A.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnermann, Electron. Lett. 39, 645 (2003).
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Limpert, J.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnermann, Electron. Lett. 39, 645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Luo, T.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Mansuripur, M.

P. Polynkin, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and N. Peyghambarian, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2024 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Marcuse, D.

Mendes, S. B.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Moloney, J.

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Morier-Genoud, F.

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Mosel, M.

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Musha, M.

Nakagawa, K.

Nguyen, D.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nikolajsen, T.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Nunzi-Conti, G.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ota, J.

Paschotta, R.

G. Spuhler, L. Krainer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, K. Weingarten, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 30, 263 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Peyghambarian, N.

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Polynkin, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and N. Peyghambarian, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2024 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Ch. Spiegelberg, J. Geng, Y. Hu, Y. Kaneda, S. Juang, and N. Peyghambarian, J. Lightwave Technol. 22, 57 (2004).
[CrossRef]

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Polynkin, P.

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Polynkin, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and N. Peyghambarian, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2024 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Qui, T.

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Schulzgen, A.

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Shirakawa, A.

Silberberg, Y.

Spiegelberg, Ch.

Spuhler, G.

Spuhler, G. J.

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Temyanko, V.

P. Polynkin, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and N. Peyghambarian, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2024 (2004).
[CrossRef]

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tian, W.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Tunnermann, A.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnermann, Electron. Lett. 39, 645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.

Wang, J.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K.

Wright, E.

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Zellmer, H.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnermann, Electron. Lett. 39, 645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

M. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).

R. Paschotta, J. Aus der Au, G. J. Spuhler, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Hovel, M. Mosel, S. Erhard, M. Karszewski, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 70, S25 (2000).

Electron. Lett. (1)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnermann, Electron. Lett. 39, 645 (2003).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

H. Haus, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 12, 169 (1976).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

P. Polynkin, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and N. Peyghambarian, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 2024 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

J. Opt. Soc. Am. (1)

Opt. Eng. (1)

S. Jiang, S. B. Mendes, Y. Hu, G. Nunzi-Conti, A. Chavez, Y. Kaneda, T. Luo, S. Hocde, D. Nguyen, E. Wright, J. Wang, W. Tian, T. Nikolajsen, and N. Peyghambarian, Opt. Eng. 42, 2817 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Photon. News (1)

N. Peyghambarian, T. Qui, P. Polynkin, A. Schulzgen, L. Li, V. Temyanko, M. Mansuripur, and J. Moloney, Opt. Photon. News 15, 41 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 1995).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the all-fiber picosecond laser oscillator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Optical spectrum of the laser on a linear scale.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Nonlinear autocorrelation traces of the laser pulses at the a, lowest and b, highest levels of average output power in the mode-locked state.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

FWHM of the pulses as a function of the average output power. Circles, data points; line, linear fit.

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