Abstract

We report on an all single-mode master oscillator power fiber amplifier delivering high energy picosecond solitons at 1960 nm. The Bragg stabilized and self-starting oscillator delivers 62 pJ transform-limited pulses at 11.2 MHz pulse repetition frequency. Solitons are amplified in a core-pumped single-mode heavily thulium-doped fiber up to 26 nJ. The average and peak power are 291 mW and 7.4 kW, respectively. Pulses remain transform limited without significant self-phase-modulation distortion. We discuss the limitations of picosecond pulse amplification in a core-pumped single-mode fiber amplifier.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the mode-locked Tm3+-doped fiber oscillator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Normalized optical spectra, resolution of 0.05 nm. Black line, oscillator; gray line, 26 nJ amplified pulses. (Inset) Broadband optical spectrum of 26 nJ pulses.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Normalized RF spectra, resolution of 1 kHz. Black line, oscillator; gray line, 26 nJ amplified pulses. (Inset) Broadband RF spectrum of 26 nJ pulses (resolution of 10 kHz).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental setup of the all single-mode Tm3+-doped master oscillator power fiber amplifier (MOPFA).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Interferometric autocorrelation of 26 nJ pulses. Δtautoco=6.5ps and Δtpulse=3.5ps.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Computed B integral versus output energy for different input power and constant small-signal absorption.

Tables (1)

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Table 1. Computed MFD and Second-Order Dispersion Coefficient of Used Fibers in the Oscillator at 1960 nm

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