Abstract

We report a compact Yb:fiber ring laser operated at 616 MHz. The average output power is 450 mW at a pump power of 900 mW. The dechirped pulse width is 98 fs.

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

N. Ji, J. C. Magee, and E. Betzig, Nat. Methods 5, 197 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Agrawal, G.

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).

Betzig, E.

N. Ji, J. C. Magee, and E. Betzig, Nat. Methods 5, 197 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Chang, G.

Chen, H.-W.

Chong, A.

Diddams, S. A.

L. Nugent-Glandorf, T. A. Johnson, Y. Kobayashi, and S. A. Diddams, Opt. Lett. 36, 1578 (2011).
[CrossRef]

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

Dong, L.

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

Fermann, M. E.

A. Ruehl, A. Marcinkevičius, M. E. Fermann, and I. Hartl, Opt. Lett. 35, 3015 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

Hartl, I.

A. Ruehl, A. Marcinkevičius, M. E. Fermann, and I. Hartl, Opt. Lett. 35, 3015 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

Ji, N.

N. Ji, J. C. Magee, and E. Betzig, Nat. Methods 5, 197 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Jiang, T.

Johnson, T. A.

Jung, K.

Kärtner, F. X.

Kim, J.

Kobayashi, Y.

Li, C.

Li, P.

P. Li, W. Renninger, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhang, and F. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu1I.6.

Magee, J. C.

N. Ji, J. C. Magee, and E. Betzig, Nat. Methods 5, 197 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Marcinkevicius, A.

A. Ruehl, A. Marcinkevičius, M. E. Fermann, and I. Hartl, Opt. Lett. 35, 3015 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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

Martin, M. J.

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

Martinez, A.

Mckay, H. A.

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

Nugent-Glandorf, L.

Osterman, S.

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

Phillips, D. F.

Quinlan, F.

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

Renninger, W.

P. Li, W. Renninger, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhang, and F. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu1I.6.

Renninger, W. H.

Ruehl, A.

Schibli, T. R.

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

Song, Y.

Thapa, R.

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

Thomas, B. K.

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

Walsworth, R. L.

Wang, A.

Wang, G.

Wise, F.

P. Li, W. Renninger, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhang, and F. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu1I.6.

Wise, F. W.

Xu, S.

Yamashita, S.

Yang, H.

Yang, Z.

Ycas, G.

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

Ye, J.

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

Yost, D. C.

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

Zhang, Z.

C. Li, G. Wang, T. Jiang, A. Wang, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Lett. 38, 314 (2013).
[CrossRef]

H. Yang, A. Wang, and Z. Zhang, Opt. Lett. 37, 954 (2012).
[CrossRef]

P. Li, W. Renninger, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhang, and F. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu1I.6.

Zhao, Z.

P. Li, W. Renninger, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhang, and F. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu1I.6.

Nat. Methods

N. Ji, J. C. Magee, and E. Betzig, Nat. Methods 5, 197 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

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

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

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

Other

P. Li, W. Renninger, Z. Zhao, Z. Zhang, and F. Wise, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2013) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTu1I.6.

G. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, 2001).

I. Hartl, H. A. Mckay, R. Thapa, B. K. Thomas, L. Dong, and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2009) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CMN1.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the laser cavity. YDF, ytterbium-doped fiber; PBS, polarization beam splitter; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate; WDM collimator, combined collimator and wavelength-division multiplexer; LD, laser diode; FR, Faraday rotator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output power versus input power; mode-locking operation self-starts as the input pump power exceeds 675 mW.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Radio frequency spectrum from 0 to 2 GHz with a resolution bandwidth of 1 MHz; the fundamental repetition rate is recorded as 616.2 MHz. Inset: recorded fundamental repetition rate with 1 kHz resolution bandwidth.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Measured and (b) simulated optical spectra at the highest output power (solid black line and red dashed line, respectively); tunable output spectra with (c) minimum (blue dashed–dotted line) and (d) maximum (green dashed–dotted line) peak wavelength.

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.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Evolution of pulse duration (black dots) and spectral bandwidth (red triangles) through the laser cavity. SMF1 & SMF2, single-mode fiber; BF, free space section including the grating bandpass filter, saturable absorber, and laser output. (b) Simulated optical spectrum generated from different positions of the cavity.

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