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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 14385–14394

Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps

Kang Kang Chen, Jonathan H. V. Price, Shaif-ul Alam, John R. Hayes, Dejiao Lin, Andrew Malinowski, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 14385-14394 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.014385


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Abstract

This paper demonstrates a single polarisation, 1.06 µm Yb-doped fiber MOPA, delivering 21 ps pulses in a diffraction limited beam at repetition rates of up to 908 MHz and average output power of 100 W. The maximum pulse energy was 1.7 µJ at a repetition rate of 56 MHz, with corresponding peak power of 85 kW. The 100 W power was limited by available diode pump power and scaling to higher power levels is discussed. We also report self-phase-modulation based pulse compression which produced pulse durations as short as 1.1 ps from an external grating compressor. Using 4.2 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 227 MHz enabled 26 W of visible laser power (50% SHG efficiency) to be demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: May 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 10, 2010
Published: June 21, 2010

Citation
Kang Kang Chen, Jonathan H. V. Price, Shaif-ul Alam, John R. Hayes, Dejiao Lin, Andrew Malinowski, and David J. Richardson, "Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps," Opt. Express 18, 14385-14394 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-14-14385


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