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.

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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).
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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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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.

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

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]

Marcuse, D.

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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]

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.

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]

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

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.

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

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

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

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

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

J. Lightwave Technol.

J. Opt. Soc. Am.

Opt. Eng.

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

Opt. Lett.

Opt. Photon. News

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

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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