Abstract

We report a compact Yb:fiber ring laser operated at 750 MHz. The average output power is 210 mW at a pump power of 1.8 W. The dechirped pulse width is 68 fs.

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T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

F. Quinlan, G. Ycas, S. Osterman, and S. A. Diddams, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 063105 (2010).
[CrossRef]

G. Chang, C.-H. Li, D. F. Phillips, R. L. Walsworth, and F. X. Kärtner, Opt. Express 18, 12736 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2008 (1)

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
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2005 (1)

1993 (1)

Abramski, K. M.

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Araujo-Hauck, C.

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
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Bigot, L.t

H. Liu, A. Wang, L. Jiang, L.t Bigot, G. Bouwmans, and Z. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 500 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Bouwmans, G.

H. Liu, A. Wang, L. Jiang, L.t Bigot, G. Bouwmans, and Z. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 500 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Braje, D. A.

Cao, S.

Chang, G.

Chen, H.-W.

Chen, J.

Curto, G. Lo

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D’Odorico, S.

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Diddams, S. A.

Engelbrecht, M.

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Fang, E.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Fang, Z.

Fermann, M. E.

I. Hartl, A. Romann, and M. E. Fermann, “Passively mode locked GHz femtosecond Yb-fiber laser using an intra-cavity Martinez compressor,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, Md., May 1–6, 2011, paper CMD3.

Fortier, T. M.

Hänsch, T. W.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Wilken, P. Vilar-Welter, T. W. Hänsch, and Th. Udem, “High repetition rate, tunable femtosecond Yb-fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, Calif., USA, May 16–21, 2010, paper CFK2.

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Hartl, I.

I. Hartl, A. Romann, and M. E. Fermann, “Passively mode locked GHz femtosecond Yb-fiber laser using an intra-cavity Martinez compressor,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, Md., May 1–6, 2011, paper CMD3.

Haus, H. A.

Herr, S.

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Hollberg, L.

Holzwarth, R.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Ippen, E. P.

Jiang, L.

H. Liu, A. Wang, L. Jiang, L.t Bigot, G. Bouwmans, and Z. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 500 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Johnson, T. A.

Kaczmarek, P. P.

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Kentischer, T.

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kirchner, M. S.

Kobayashi, Y.

Krzempek, K.

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Li, C.

Li, C.-H.

Li, P.

Liu, D.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

H. Liu, A. Wang, L. Jiang, L.t Bigot, G. Bouwmans, and Z. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 500 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Lovis, C.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Manescau, A.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Meng, F.

Murphy, M.

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nelson, L. E.

Nikodem, M.

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nikodem, M. P.

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Nugent-Glandorf, L.

Osterman, S.

F. Quinlan, G. Ycas, S. Osterman, and S. A. Diddams, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 063105 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Pasquini, L.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Phillips, D. F.

Quinlan, F.

F. Quinlan, G. Ycas, S. Osterman, and S. A. Diddams, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 063105 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Romann, A.

I. Hartl, A. Romann, and M. E. Fermann, “Passively mode locked GHz femtosecond Yb-fiber laser using an intra-cavity Martinez compressor,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, Md., May 1–6, 2011, paper CMD3.

Schmidt, W.

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sobon, G. J.

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Steinmetz, T.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Tamura, K.

Udem, T.

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Udem, Th.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Wilken, P. Vilar-Welter, T. W. Hänsch, and Th. Udem, “High repetition rate, tunable femtosecond Yb-fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, Calif., USA, May 16–21, 2010, paper CFK2.

Vilar-Welter, P.

T. Wilken, P. Vilar-Welter, T. W. Hänsch, and Th. Udem, “High repetition rate, tunable femtosecond Yb-fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, Calif., USA, May 16–21, 2010, paper CFK2.

Walsworth, R. L.

Wang, A.

Wang, C.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wang, G.

Wang, J.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Weiner, A. M.

Wilke, T.

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Wilken, T.

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

T. Wilken, P. Vilar-Welter, T. W. Hänsch, and Th. Udem, “High repetition rate, tunable femtosecond Yb-fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, Calif., USA, May 16–21, 2010, paper CFK2.

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

Xu, S.

Yang, H.

Yang, Z.

Ycas, G.

F. Quinlan, G. Ycas, S. Osterman, and S. A. Diddams, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 063105 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Yu, J.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, G.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z.

Zhu, X.

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (2)

D. Liu, X. Zhu, C. Wang, J. Yu, G. Zhang, E. Fang, and J. Wang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 22, 1726 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, A. Wang, L. Jiang, L.t Bigot, G. Bouwmans, and Z. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 500 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. (1)

T. Wilke, C. Lovis, A. Manescau, T. Steinmetz, L. Pasquini, G. Lo Curto, T. W. Hänsch, R. Holzwarth, and Th. Udem, Mon. Not. R. Astron. Soc. 405, L16 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

G. J. Sobon, K. Krzempek, M. P. Nikodem, P. P. Kaczmarek, K. M. Abramski, and M. Nikodem, Opt. Commun. 284, 4203 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

F. Quinlan, G. Ycas, S. Osterman, and S. A. Diddams, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 81, 063105 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Science (1)

T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, C. Araujo-Hauck, R. Holzwarth, T. W. Hänsch, L. Pasquini, A. Manescau, S. D’Odorico, M. Murphy, T. Kentischer, W. Schmidt, and Th. Udem, Science 321, 1335 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

S. Herr, T. Steinmetz, T. Wilken, M. Engelbrecht, T. W. Hänsch, T. Udem, and R. Holzwarth, in Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO) (2011)—Laser Applications to Photonic Applications, OSA Technical Digest (CD)(Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CMS3.

I. Hartl, A. Romann, and M. E. Fermann, “Passively mode locked GHz femtosecond Yb-fiber laser using an intra-cavity Martinez compressor,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Baltimore, Md., May 1–6, 2011, paper CMD3.

T. Wilken, P. Vilar-Welter, T. W. Hänsch, and Th. Udem, “High repetition rate, tunable femtosecond Yb-fiber laser,” presented at Conference on Laser and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, Calif., USA, May 16–21, 2010, paper CFK2.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the laser. PBS, polarization beam splitter; SMF, single mode fiber; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate; WDM collimator, combined collimator and wavelength-division multiplexer.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Evolution of pulse duration (black dot) and spectral bandwidth (red triangle) through the laser cavity. SMF, single mode fiber; free space, free-space section contains wave plates, Faraday rotator, PBS, and grating pairs; SA, saturable absorber.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

RF spectrum from 0 to 3 GHz with a resolution bandwidth of 1 MHz. The fundamental repetition rate is recorded as 749.6 MHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Experimental (solid black curve) and simulated (dot red curve) spectral profile of the output pulse.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Fringe-resolved and intensity autocorrelation (inset) trace of the direct output pulses. (b) Fringe-resolved autocorrelation trace of the pulses after compression.

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