Abstract

An 11 GHz fiber laser built on a modulated cw platform is described and characterized. This compact, vibration-insensitive, fiber-based system can be operated at wavelengths compatible with high-energy fiber technology, is driven by an RF signal directly, and is tunable over a wide range of drive frequencies. The demonstration system when operated at 1040 nm is capable of 50 ns bursts of 575 micropulses produced at a macropulse rate of 83 kHz where the macropulse and micropulse energies are 1.8 and 3.2 nJ, respectively. Micropulse durations of 850 fs are demonstrated. Extensions to shorter duration are discussed.

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A. M. Weiner, Opt. Commun. 284, 3669 (2011).
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C. V. Shank, R. L. Fork, R. Yen, R. H. Stolen, and W. J. Tomlinson, Appl. Phys. Lett. 40, 761 (1982).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics (1)

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[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the experiment.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

RF drive voltage with null point bias yields a double frequency optical transmission output.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Temporal trace (raw data and smoothed) of the laser macropulse recorded using a 12 GHz photodiode, measured after the 300 m length of fiber and before the grating compressor. Inset: Detail of 2 ns window, showing individual pulses.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured and simulated spectra for a pulse traveling through 300 m fiber.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Measured and retrieved FROG traces and (b) autocorrelation of compressed 11.4 GHz pulse train after 300 m of fiber.

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i A z = β 2 2 2 A t 2 2 n 2 λ ( w 0 / 2 ) 2 | A | 2 A ,

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