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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15054–15060

Hybrid mode-locked Er-doped fiber femtosecond oscillator with 156 mW output power

Seungman Kim, Yunseok Kim, Jiyong Park, Seunghwoi Han, Sanguk Park, Young-Jin Kim, and Seung-Woo Kim  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15054-15060 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015054


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Abstract

We report on an Er-doped fiber oscillator that produces 146 fs pulses with 156 mW average power at a repetition rate of 49.9 MHz. The pulse energy reaches 3.13 nJ, surpassing the conventional power limit in the dispersion-managed soliton regime. Such high pulse power is obtained by devising a hybrid mode-locking scheme that combines saturable absorption with nonlinear polarization evolution. The oscillator also offers excellent temporal purity in the generated pulses with high power, providing a robust fiber-based frequency comb well suited for industrial uses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 24, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 8, 2012
Published: June 20, 2012

Citation
Seungman Kim, Yunseok Kim, Jiyong Park, Seunghwoi Han, Sanguk Park, Young-Jin Kim, and Seung-Woo Kim, "Hybrid mode-locked Er-doped fiber femtosecond oscillator with 156 mW output power," Opt. Express 20, 15054-15060 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15054


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