Abstract

We generate broadband pulses covering the Yb: and Tm:silica amplification ranges with a passively phase-locked front end based on Er:fiber technology. Full spectral coherence of the octave-spanning output from highly nonlinear germanosilicate bulk fibers is demonstrated. Seeding of a high-power Tm:fiber generates pulses with a clean spectral shape and a bandwidth of 50 nm at a center wavelength of 1.95 μm, pulse energy of 250 nJ, and repetition rate of 10 MHz.

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A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, eprint arXiv:1105.2093 (2011).

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A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, eprint arXiv:1105.2093 (2011).

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G. Genty, S. Coen, and J. M. Dudley, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1771 (2007).
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Hanf, S.

Hanke, T.

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R. A. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. Richardson, in CLEO Conference Digest (2011), paper JWA31.

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R. A. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. Richardson, in CLEO Conference Digest (2011), paper JWA31.

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F. Tauser and A. Leitenstorfer, “Generation of tunable light pulses, U. S. patent 7,218,443 B2 (May 15, 2007).

Thomas, B.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, eprint arXiv:1105.2093 (2011).

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Tünnermann, A.

Wandt, D.

Windeler, R.

Winterhalder, M.

Wirth, T.

Ye, J.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, eprint arXiv:1105.2093 (2011).

Zumbusch, A.

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Nat. Photon. (1)

G. Krauss, S. Lohss, T. Hanke, A. Sell, S. Eggert, R. Huber, and A. Leitenstorfer, Nat. Photon. 4, 33 (20010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Rev. Mod. Phys. (1)

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, Rev. Mod. Phys. 78, 1135 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Other (5)

F. Tauser and A. Leitenstorfer, “Generation of tunable light pulses, U. S. patent 7,218,443 B2 (May 15, 2007).

R. A. Sims, P. Kadwani, L. Shah, and M. Richardson, in CLEO Conference Digest (2011), paper JWA31.

A. Ruehl, M. J. Martin, K. C. Cossel, L. Chen, H. McKay, B. Thomas, C. Benko, L. Dong, J. Dudley, M. E. Fermann, I. Hartl, and J. Ye, eprint arXiv:1105.2093 (2011).

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic Press, 2001).

J. Jiang, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and M. Fermann, in CLEO/Europe and EQEC 2011 Conference Digest(2011), paper CF2 4.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

(a) Schematic setup for the measurement of the coherence. Er:seed: passively phase stable seed source; Er:amp 1,2: fs Er:doped fiber amplifiers; SiPC: silicon prism compressors; HNF 1,2: highly nonlinear fiber assemblies; VDL: variable delay line; VNDF: variable neutral density filter; BS: beam splitter (50/50); POL: polarizer; PM-SMF: polarization maintaining single-mode fiber; OMA: optical multichannel analyzer. (b) Schematic setup of the Tm:amplifier. EOM: electro-optic modulator; SMF: single-mode fiber for pulse stretching; TDF: thulium-doped doubleclad fiber; PSC: pump-signal combiner; LD: multimode laser diodes emitting at 793 nm.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectra generated independently in the two parallel Er:amplifiers and highly nonlinear fibers (blue and red, dashed lines) and interference patterns after superposition (black lines). The solitonic part of the spectrum acquired with an OMA is plotted in (a) and the dispersive part in (b). Almost perfect contrast of the interference fringes demonstrates excellent coherence of the broadening process.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Spectrum of the broadband output from the Tm:amplifier. The pulse energy amounts to 250 nJ at a repetition rate of 10 MHz.

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