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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 25412–25417

503MHz repetition rate femtosecond Yb:fiber ring laser with an integrated WDM collimator

Aimin Wang, Hongyu Yang, and Zhigang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 25412-25417 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.025412


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Abstract

We demonstrate 503MHz fundamental high repetition rate operation in a ring cavity passively mode-locked Yb:fiber laser incorporating a novel wavelength–division-multiplexing collimator and a piece of all-solid photonic bandgap fiber. The Yb doped fiber was directly fabricated as one fiber pigtail into the functional collimator, greatly shortening the cavity length and facilitating the splicing operation. A 5cm long photonic bandgap fiber with abnormal dispersion at the lasing wavelength (centered at 1030nm) decreases the net dispersion for shorter output pulses. The spectral bandwidth of the pulse was 34nm. The direct output pulse was measured to be 156fs and the dechirped pulse was about 76fs. With this innovative Yb:fiber pigtailed WDM collimator, the ring cavity laser has the potential to work at a repetition rate up to GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 13, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2011
Published: November 28, 2011

Citation
Aimin Wang, Hongyu Yang, and Zhigang Zhang, "503MHz repetition rate femtosecond Yb:fiber ring laser with an integrated WDM collimator," Opt. Express 19, 25412-25417 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-25-25412


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