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  • Editor: Bernard Kippelen
  • Vol. 20, Iss. S4 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: A489–A495

Hybrid ultra-short Yb:YAG ceramic master-oscillator high-power fiber amplifier

Hui Zhou, Wenxue Li, Kangwen Yang, Niannian Lin, Benxue Jiang, Yubai Pan, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue S4, pp. A489-A495 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.00A489


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Abstract

We demonstrated a hybrid ceramic master-oscillator high-power fiber amplifier with a diode-pumped Yb:YAG ceramic laser as the seeding oscillator, which was passively mode-locked at 103.29 MHz repetition rate around 1031 nm by using a semiconductor saturable absorption mirror, and a two-stage double-clad photonic crystal fiber amplifier, which power-scaled the ceramic laser oscillator up to an average power of 303 W. The amplified pulses were further compressed to 237 and 418 fs at 50 and 150 W output powers, respectively. The compressed pulses exhibited about 0.05% deviation from the Gaussian fit, implying that the high-power fiber amplification induced neither observable temporal and spectral distortion nor significant nonlinear de-chirping of the chirped pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Remote Sensing and Sensors

History
Original Manuscript: February 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 16, 2012
Published: May 21, 2012

Citation
Hui Zhou, Wenxue Li, Kangwen Yang, Niannian Lin, Benxue Jiang, Yubai Pan, and Heping Zeng, "Hybrid ultra-short Yb:YAG ceramic master-oscillator high-power fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 20, A489-A495 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-S4-A489


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