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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 53, Iss. 23 — Aug. 10, 2014
  • pp: 5088–5091

All-normal-dispersion passive harmonic mode-locking 220  fs ytterbium fiber laser

Junli Wang, Xiangbao Bu, Rui Wang, Long Zhang, Jiangfeng Zhu, Hao Teng, Hainian Han, and Zhiyi Wei  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 53, Issue 23, pp. 5088-5091 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.53.005088


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Abstract

We report a stable passive second-harmonic mode-locked all-normal-dispersion ytterbium fiber laser based on nonlinear polarization evolution. This fiber laser has two polarization beam splitter output ports for optimizing the output spectrum 5 ps duration pulses with 187 mW average power being generated at the harmonic repetition rate of 99.6 MHz. By use of a pair of gratings to extracavity compensate the chirp, the pulse is further compressed to 220 fs. We measured that the peak-to-pedestal extinction of the radio frequency is about 80 dB corresponding to a pulse-to-pulse energy fluctuation of 0.32% and timing jitter of 3.2 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 9, 2014
Published: August 4, 2014

Citation
Junli Wang, Xiangbao Bu, Rui Wang, Long Zhang, Jiangfeng Zhu, Hao Teng, Hainian Han, and Zhiyi Wei, "All-normal-dispersion passive harmonic mode-locking 220  fs ytterbium fiber laser," Appl. Opt. 53, 5088-5091 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-53-23-5088


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