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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 25 — Dec. 6, 2010
  • pp: 26027–26036

Long-term stable passive synchronization of 50 µJ femtosecond Yb-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplifier with a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser

Dai Yoshitomi, Xiangyu Zhou, Yohei Kobayashi, Hideyuki Takada, and Kenji Torizuka  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 25, pp. 26027-26036 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.026027


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Abstract

We report long-term stable passive synchronization of a femtosecond Yb-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplifier (CPA) with a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser for pump-seed synchronization of an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) system. The fiber CPA system delivers pulses with a wavelength of 1035 nm, energy of 50 µJ, and duration of 690 fs at a repetition rate of 0.4 MHz. The seed fiber oscillator is passively synchronized with a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser by injection of the Ti:sapphire laser pulses into the cavity of the fiber oscillator. The second harmonic (SH) output with a wavelength of 518 nm, energy of 18 µJ, and duration of 1.2 ps was prepared for the OPCPA pump. The measured timing jitter between the pump (fiber SH) and the seed (Ti:sapphire) was 42 ± 14 fs, while the jitter between two oscillator outputs was 1.4 ± 0.5 fs. The robust synchronization technique allows long-term stable operation over 8 h.

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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
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 31, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2010
Published: November 30, 2010

Citation
Dai Yoshitomi, Xiangyu Zhou, Yohei Kobayashi, Hideyuki Takada, and Kenji Torizuka, "Long-term stable passive synchronization of 
50 µJ femtosecond Yb-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplifier with a mode-locked Ti:sapphire laser," Opt. Express 18, 26027-26036 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-25-26027


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