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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9471–9475

High-power high-repetition-rate single-mode Er-Yb-doped fiber laser system

Ihor Pavlov, Emrah Ilbey, Ebru Dülgergil, Alper Bayri, and F. Ömer Ilday  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9471-9475 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.009471


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Abstract

We demonstrate an all-fiber-integrated, high-power chirped-pulse-amplification system operating at 1550 nm. The seed source is a soliton fiber laser with 156 MHz repetition rate. Two-stage single mode amplifier provides an amplification of more than 40 dB without significant spontaneous amplified emission. The power amplifier is based on cladding-pumped 10 µm-core Er-Yb co-doped fiber, the output of which was spliced into standard singlemode fiber. We obtain 10 W average power in a strictly singlemode operation. After dechirping with a grating compressor, near transform-limited, 450 fs-long pulses are obtained. The laser source exhibits excellent short and long-term intensity stability, with relative intensity noise measurements characterizing the short-term stability.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 15, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 27, 2012
Published: April 10, 2012

Citation
Ihor Pavlov, Emrah Ilbey, Ebru Dülgergil, Alper Bayri, and F. Ömer Ilday, "High-power high-repetition-rate single-mode Er-Yb-doped fiber laser system," Opt. Express 20, 9471-9475 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-9471


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