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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Opt. Lett. (4)

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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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