Abstract

We present a high-energy amplifier similariton laser based on a chirally coupled core (3C) fiber. Chirped pulse energies up to 61 nJ at 3.3 W average power are obtained with effectively single-mode output. The pulses can be compressed with a simple grating compressor to durations below 90 fs. We demonstrate for the first time a fused pump-signal combiner to confirm the integration potential of 3C fiber.

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M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Aguergaray, C.

Baumgartl, M.

Birge, J. R.

Chang, G.

H.-W. Chen, T. Sosnowski, C.-H. Liu, L.-J. Chen, J. R. Birge, A. Galvanauskas, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Chang, Opt. Express 18, 24699 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, L.-J.

Chong, A.

Dantus, M.

Deng, Y.

Ding, E.

E. Ding, S. Lefrancois, J. N. Kutz, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 597 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Dong, L.

Dudley, J. M.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

L. Dong, H. A. McKay, L. Fu, M. Ohta, A. Marcinkevicius, S. Suzuki, and M. E. Fermann, Opt. Express 17, 8962(2009).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Février, S.

Fu, L.

Galvanauskas, A.

S. Lefrancois, T. S. Sosnowski, C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 19, 3464 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H.-W. Chen, T. Sosnowski, C.-H. Liu, L.-J. Chen, J. R. Birge, A. Galvanauskas, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Chang, Opt. Express 18, 24699 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).
[CrossRef]

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Guertin, D.

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Harvey, J. D.

C. Aguergaray, D. Méchin, V. Kruglov, and J. D. Harvey, Opt. Express 18, 8680 (2010).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Hideur, A.

Hofer, M.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Ilday, F. O.

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Jabobson, N.

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Kafka, J. D.

Kärtner, F. X.

Kieu, K.

Kruglov, V.

Kruglov, V. I.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kutz, J. N.

E. Ding, S. Lefrancois, J. N. Kutz, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 597 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lecaplain, C.

Lefrancois, S.

S. Lefrancois, T. S. Sosnowski, C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 19, 3464 (2011).
[CrossRef]

E. Ding, S. Lefrancois, J. N. Kutz, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 597 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Lefrançois, S.

Limpert, J.

Litchinitser, N.

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Liu, C.-H.

S. Lefrancois, T. S. Sosnowski, C.-H. Liu, A. Galvanauskas, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 19, 3464 (2011).
[CrossRef]

H.-W. Chen, T. Sosnowski, C.-H. Liu, L.-J. Chen, J. R. Birge, A. Galvanauskas, F. X. Kärtner, and G. Chang, Opt. Express 18, 24699 (2010).
[CrossRef]

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Marcinkevicius, A.

McKay, H. A.

Méchin, D.

Nie, B.

Ohta, M.

Oktem, B.

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pestov, D.

Renninger, W. H.

Roy, P.

Sosnowski, T.

Sosnowski, T. S.

Suzuki, S.

Tankala, K.

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

Thomsen, B. C.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

Ulgudur, C.

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wise, F. W.

Appl. Phys. B

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, and M. Hofer, Appl. Phys. B 70, S13 (2000).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

E. Ding, S. Lefrancois, J. N. Kutz, and F. W. Wise, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 47, 597 (2011).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Nat. Photonics

B. Oktem, C. Ulgudur, and F. O. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. A

W. H. Renninger, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Phys. Rev. A 82, 21805 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomsen, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other

C.-H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), p. ME2.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Setup for 3C fiber similariton laser. HWP/QWP, half/quarter-wave plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Simulated (a) pulse evolution, output pulse (b) spectrum, (c) intensity (solid), parabolic fit (light dashed), and instant frequency (dashed).

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental pulse spectrum trends (a) intracavity and (b) at the NPE output.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental output of the 3C similariton laser: (a) NPE output (solid curve) and intracavity (dashed curve) spectra; (b) chirped autocorrelation; and (c) dechirped autocorrelation. (d) M2 measurement and output beam profile [inset (0.72mm)2 field].

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