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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1798–1803

High pulse energy 2 µm femtosecond fiber laser

Peng Wan, Lih-Mei Yang, and Jian Liu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1798-1803 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.001798


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Abstract

In the paper, a 2 µm high energy fs fiber laser and amplification system is presented based on Tm doped fibers. The seed laser was designed to generate pulse train at 2024 nm at a repetition rate of 2.5 MHz. An AOM was used as a pulse picker to further lower the repetition rate down to 100 kHz. Two-stage fiber pre-amplifiers and a high energy large mode area (LMA) fiber amplifier were used to boost pulse energy up to 54 µJ before pulse compressor with chirped pulse amplification technique. After compressor, pulse energy of 36.7µJ and pulse duration of 910 fs and were obtained.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 3, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 9, 2013
Published: January 16, 2013

Citation
Peng Wan, Lih-Mei Yang, and Jian Liu, "High pulse energy 2 µm femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 1798-1803 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-2-1798


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