Abstract

A high pulse energy passively mode-locked fiber laser operating in the all-normal dispersion regime is demonstrated. The gain material is an Yb-doped multicore photonic crystal fiber with 18 cores in array-type geometry. Robust and self-starting mode locking is achieved using a fast semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser generates 180nJ chirped pulses at a 14.48MHz repetition rate for an average power of 2.6W. The 1.15ps output pulses are compressed to 690fs outside the cavity.

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Schmidt, O.

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B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermène, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, A. Popp, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 98, 27 (2010).
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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Taylor, D. M.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

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B. Ortaç, J. Limpert, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, V. Reichel, J. Kirchhof, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 98, 27 (2010).
[Crossref]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

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Vogel, M. M.

Voss, A.

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermène, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, A. Popp, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 98, 27 (2010).
[Crossref]

M. M. Vogel, M. Abdou-Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Opt. Lett. 34, 2876 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Vysotsky, D. V.

Wang, C. Y.

Ward, B. G.

Wise, F. W.

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 58 (2008).
[Crossref]

Wrage, M.

Yvernault, P.

Zheltikov, A. M.

Appl. Phys. B (2)

B. Ortaç, J. Limpert, S. Jetschke, S. Unger, V. Reichel, J. Kirchhof, and A. Tünnermann, Appl. Phys. B 98, 27 (2010).
[Crossref]

B. M. Shalaby, V. Kermène, D. Pagnoux, A. Desfarges-Berthelemot, A. Barthélémy, A. Popp, M. Abdou Ahmed, A. Voss, and T. Graf, Appl. Phys. B 98, 27 (2010).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. J. Corcoran and F. Durville, Appl. Phys. Lett. 86, 201118 (2005).
[Crossref]

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

L. Michaille, C. R. Bennett, D. M. Taylor, and T. J. Shepherd, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 328 (2009).
[Crossref]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

Y. Huo and P. K. Cheo, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 16, 759 (2004).
[Crossref]

J. Phys. A (1)

C. J. Corcoran and K. A. Pasch, J. Phys. A 37, L461 (2004).
[Crossref]

Laser Photon. Rev. (1)

F. W. Wise, A. Chong, and W. H. Renninger, Laser Photon. Rev. 2, 58 (2008).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (2)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Other (1)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Academic, 2006).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup. LD, laser diode; DM, dichroic mirror; OC, output coupling; HWP, half-wave plate; QWP, quarter-wave plate; SF, spectral filter; SESAM, semiconductor saturable absorber mirror.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Scanning electron microscopy image of the 18-core fiber.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measurement of the M 2 factor of the output beam; inset is the far-field beam profile; (b) Output power as a function of launched pump power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Performance of the mode-locked fiber laser: (a) spectrum, (b) autocorrelation traces of the dechirped pulse (inset, corresponding autocorrelation of the directly output pulse), (c) pulse train, 100 ns / div , (d) rf noise spectrum, 1 MHz span, 300 Hz resolution.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Simulation of the pulse evolution of the mode-locking fiber laser in one round trip: (a) time domain and (b) frequency domain.

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