Abstract

We demonstrate a dispersion-mapped Yb-fiber laser with enhanced intracavity spectral breathing. A staged filtering by dissipation through a 30 nm bandpass filter and nonlinear spectral compression results in a transform-limited narrow bandwidth seed pulse for the amplifier fiber. The pulse evolves in the active fiber without gain bandwidth limitation. Further spectral scaling is achieved by single mode fiber. Simulation predicts an overall spectral breathing ratio of as high as 40. Pulse duration of sub-25 fs with 2.3 nJ pulse energy was achieved in experiment.

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T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkeviius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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Akhmediev, N.

P. Grelu and N. Akhmediev, Nat. Photonics 6, 84 (2012).
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Bale, B. G.

Bigot, L.

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Chichkov, N. B.

Chong, A.

Dantus, M.

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Finot, C.

Grelu, P.

P. Grelu and N. Akhmediev, Nat. Photonics 6, 84 (2012).
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Hapke, C.

Hartl, I.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkeviius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
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Ilday, F. Ö.

B. Oktem, C. Ülgüdür, and F. Ö. Ilday, Nat. Photonics 4, 307 (2010).
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Jiang, L. J.

H. Liu, A. M. Wang, L. J. Jiang, L. Bigot, G. Bouwmans, and Z. G. Zhang, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 24, 500 (2012).
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Kobayashi, Y.

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Kracht, D.

Kuramoto, Y.

N. Hirayama, A. Ozawa, T. Sukegawa, T. Seki, Y. Kuramoto, S. Watanabeand, and Y. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH41.6.

Kurita, T.

Liu, H.

A. Chong, H. Liu, B. Nie, B. G. Bale, S. Wabnitz, W. H. Renninger, M. Dantus, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 20, 14213 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Miyanaga, N.

Morgner, U.

Neumann, J.

Nie, B.

A. Chong, H. Liu, B. Nie, B. G. Bale, S. Wabnitz, W. H. Renninger, M. Dantus, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 20, 14213 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Oktem, B.

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

Ozawa, A.

N. Hirayama, A. Ozawa, T. Sukegawa, T. Seki, Y. Kuramoto, S. Watanabeand, and Y. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH41.6.

Renninger, W. H.

Saytashev, I.

B. Nie, I. Saytashev, A. Chong, H. Liu, S. N. Arkhipov, F. W. Wise, and M. Dantus, Opt. Express 3, 1750 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Schibli, T. R.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkeviius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Seki, T.

N. Hirayama, A. Ozawa, T. Sukegawa, T. Seki, Y. Kuramoto, S. Watanabeand, and Y. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH41.6.

Sukegawa, T.

N. Hirayama, A. Ozawa, T. Sukegawa, T. Seki, Y. Kuramoto, S. Watanabeand, and Y. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH41.6.

Torizuka, K.

Turitsyn, S.

Ülgüdür, C.

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

Wabnitz, S.

Wandt, D.

Wang, A. M.

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

Watanabeand, S.

N. Hirayama, A. Ozawa, T. Sukegawa, T. Seki, Y. Kuramoto, S. Watanabeand, and Y. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH41.6.

Wise, F. W.

Ye, J.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkeviius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Yoshida, H.

Yoshitomi, D.

Yost, D. C.

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkeviius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Zhang, Z. G.

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

Zhou, X.

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

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

Nat. Photonics (3)

T. R. Schibli, I. Hartl, D. C. Yost, M. J. Martin, A. Marcinkeviius, M. E. Fermann, and J. Ye, Nat. Photonics 2, 355 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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

P. Grelu and N. Akhmediev, Nat. Photonics 6, 84 (2012).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (5)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Other (2)

www. layertec.de .

N. Hirayama, A. Ozawa, T. Sukegawa, T. Seki, Y. Kuramoto, S. Watanabeand, and Y. Kobayashi, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JTH41.6.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Simulated pulse evolution in the fiber laser. (a) Roundtrip root mean square pulse duration (dot–dashed line) and optical spectral bandwidth (solid line) evolution; SMF, single mode fiber; SA, saturable absorber; SF, spectral filtering; DDL, dispersive delay line. (b) Snapshots of optical spectrum in fiber. (c) Snapshots of pulse temporal intensity profile and the corresponding chirp profile in fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental setup of the fiber laser; GTI, Gires–Tournois-Interferometer; HWP, half-wave plate; ISO, optical isolator; LD, laser diode; QWP, quarter wave-plate; SF, spectral filter; WDM, wavelength-division multiplexer; Port 1, main output; Port 2, output from fused silica wedge.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) RF spectrum of first harmonic of the photo-detected pulse train. Frequency span 1 MHz, resolution bandwidth 1 kHz. (b) Background free autocorrelation trace of dechirped pulses in a long scan range. (c) Interferometric autocorrelation trace of dechirped pulses. (d) Output pulse optical spectrum. (e) Retrieved pulse profile (solid curve), phase (dash–dotted curve), and transform limited pulse shape (dash curve). (f) Optical spectrum tapped out by intracavity wedge.

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