Abstract

We report on high-energy ultrashort pulse generation from a passively mode-locked ytterbium-doped large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber oscillator operating in the anomalous dispersion regime. In the single-pulse regime, the laser directly generates 880mW of average power of sub-500fs pulses at a repetition rate of 53.33MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 16.5nJ. Stable and self-starting operation is obtained by adapting the spot size at the saturable absorber mirror to the pulse evolution in the low-nonlinearity fiber. The approach presented demonstrates the scaling potential of fiber based short pulse oscillators towards the μJ-level.

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1994 (1)

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Broeng, J.

Brooks, C. D.

C. D. Brooks and F. Di Teodoro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111119 (2006).
[Crossref]

Brunel, M.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, C. Chedot, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and J. Limpert, Appl. Phys. B 85, 63 (2006).
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Buckley, J.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 213902 (2004).
[Crossref]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, H. Lim, F. Wise, and W. Clark, Opt. Lett. 28, 1365 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Buckley, J. R.

Chedot, C.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, C. Chedot, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and J. Limpert, Appl. Phys. B 85, 63 (2006).
[Crossref]

Clark, W.

F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 213902 (2004).
[Crossref]

F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, H. Lim, F. Wise, and W. Clark, Opt. Lett. 28, 1365 (2003).
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Ermeneux, S.

Fermann, M.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

M. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S12 (2000).

Goldberg, L.

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[Crossref]

Haus, H. A.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[Crossref]

Hideur, A.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, C. Chedot, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and J. Limpert, Appl. Phys. B 85, 63 (2006).
[Crossref]

Hofer, M.

M. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S12 (2000).

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[Crossref]

Ilday, F. Ö.

Ippen, E. P.

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1289 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[Crossref]

Jakobsen, C.

Lenz, G.

Liem, A.

Lim, H.

Limpert, J.

Martel, G.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, C. Chedot, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and J. Limpert, Appl. Phys. B 85, 63 (2006).
[Crossref]

Nelson, L. E.

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[Crossref]

Nolte, S.

Ortaç, B.

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, C. Chedot, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and J. Limpert, Appl. Phys. B 85, 63 (2006).
[Crossref]

Petersson, A.

Reich, M.

Röser, F.

Rothhardt, J.

Salin, F.

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Sosnowski, T.

Sucha, G.

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[Crossref]

Tamura, K.

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[Crossref]

G. Lenz, K. Tamura, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Opt. Lett. 20, 1289 (1995).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[Crossref]

Teodoro, F. Di

C. D. Brooks and F. Di Teodoro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111119 (2006).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

Wise, F.

Wise, F. W.

Yvernault, P.

Zellmer, H.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

B. Ortaç, A. Hideur, C. Chedot, M. Brunel, G. Martel, and J. Limpert, Appl. Phys. B 85, 63 (2006).
[Crossref]

M. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S12 (2000).

Appl. Phys. Lett. (3)

K. Tamura, L. E. Nelson, H. A. Haus, and E. P. Ippen, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 149 (1994).
[Crossref]

K. Tamura, E. P. Ippen, and H. A. Haus, Appl. Phys. Lett. 67, 158 (1995).
[Crossref]

C. D. Brooks and F. Di Teodoro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111119 (2006).
[Crossref]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

J. Limpert, F. Röser, T. Schreiber, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 12, 233 (2006).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

M. Hofer, M. E. Fermann, and L. Goldberg, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1247 (1998).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

F. Ö. Ilday, J. Buckley, W. Clark, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. Lett. 91, 213902 (2004).
[Crossref]

Other (1)

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and G. Sucha, Ultrafast Lasers (Marcel Dekker, 2002).
[Crossref]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic setup of the LMA fiber oscillator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse train out of the LMA fiber oscillator.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured emission spectrum of the high-energy LMA fiber oscillator.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation trace of the directly emitted pulses.

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