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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — Mar. 7, 2005
  • pp: 1477–1485

Diode-pumped, ultrafast, multi-octave supercontinuum source at repetition rates between 500 kHz and 20 MHz using Yb:glass lasers and tapered fibers

Jörn Teipel, Diana Türke, Harald Giessen, Alexander Killi, Uwe Morgner, Max Lederer, Daniel Kopf, and Miroslav Kolesik  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1477-1485 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001477


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Abstract

We present a compact, all diode-pumped supercontinuum source based on a SESAM mode-locked Yb:glass oscillator at 1040 nm and a tapered fiber. The oscillator has a repetition rate of 20 MHz, a pulse duration of 200 fs, and a maximum pulse energy of about 15 nJ. This system delivers an 1100 nm broad spectrum with an output power of more than 100 mW. Decreasing the repetition rate to 500 kHz by cavity-dumping results in a supercontinuum with a high pulse energy of about 50 nJ. Furthermore, using the frequency-doubled output of this laser at 520 nm with 300 fs pulse duration resulted in supercontinua in the near-UV and visible spectral region. We compare the experimental spectra with theoretical simulations.

© 2005 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources

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History
Original Manuscript: February 16, 2005
Revised Manuscript: February 21, 2005
Published: March 7, 2005

Citation
Jörn Teipel, Diana Türke, Harald Giessen, Alexander Killi, Uwe Morgner, Max Lederer, Daniel Kopf, and Miroslav Kolesik, "Diode-pumped, ultrafast, multi-octave supercontinuum source at repetition rates between 500 kHz and 20 MHz using Yb:glass lasers and tapered fibers," Opt. Express 13, 1477-1485 (2005)
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