Abstract

High power supercontinuum generation with 70 W average output power in a nonlinear ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier is demonstrated using all-normal dispersion, all-fiber master oscillator power amplifier configuration. The supercontinuum covers from 1064 nm to beyond 1700 nm with spectral flatness better than 12 dB and 67.3% optical to optical conversion efficiency. The almost uniform spectral power density across the whole continuum is more than 70mW/nm and the nanosecond bursts output have an effective peak power of 82.7 kW.

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Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Opt. (1)

R. Song, H. W. Chen, S. P. Chen, J. Hou, and Q. S. Lu, J. Opt. 13, 0325201 (2011).

Laser Phys. (1)

B. Zhang, J. Hou, P. Z. Liu, A. J. Jin, and Z. F. Jiang, Laser Phys. 21, 1895 (2011).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (6)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (3)

J. H Ji, C. A. Codemard, A. Webb, J. K. Sahu, and J. Nilsson, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper CMMM5.

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[Crossref]

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 4th ed. (Elsevier, 2009).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the all-fiber high power SC source. Linewidth narrowing system (LN), bandpass filter (BPF), laser diode (LD).

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

a, output of the nanosecond fiber laser seed, time-domain, b, frequency-domain; c, the output after the linewidth narrowing system, time-domain, d, frequency-domain.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Output optical spectrum a, after preamplifier 1 and b, after preamplifier 2.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Output spectrum under different average output power.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

The time-domain output of the SC at 70 W average output power: a, pulse train and b, single pulse.

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