Abstract

We report the generation of sub-150 fs pulses from a passively mode-locked laser featuring a large-mode-area microstructure fiber. Reliable self-starting mode-locking is achieved using a fast semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser generates 63 nJ chirped pulses at 22 MHz repetition rate for an average power of 1.4 W. The 2.2 ps output pulses are compressed outside the cavity to 150 fs.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Scheme of the passively mode-locked fiber laser: HWP, half-wave plate; DM, dichroic mirrors; HR, high-reflection mirrors; SAM, saturable absorber mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output of the high-repetition rate fiber laser (55 MHz) for 50 nJ energy (solid lines): (a) optical spectrum and (b) output pulse autocorrelation (inset, corresponding autocorrelation of the dechirped pulse). Also shown are the numerical results for intracavity pulse energy of 60 nJ (dots).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output of the low-repetition rate fiber laser (22 MHz) for 63 nJ energy (solid lines): (a) optical spectrum on linear and logarithmic (inset) scales; (b) output pulse autocorrelation (inset, corresponding autocorrelation of the dechirped pulse). Also shown are the numerical results for intracavity pulse energy of 120 nJ (dots).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Simulation of pulse dynamics inside the cavity for intracavity pulse energies of (a) 60 and (b) 120 nJ. OC, output coupler; SA, saturable absorber; SF, spectral filter.

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