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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 18 — Sep. 9, 2013
  • pp: 21374–21379

High power 2 µm femtosecond fiber laser

Peng Wan, Lih-Mei Yang, and Jian Liu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 21374-21379 (2013)

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A high power polarization maintaining femtosecond Tm-doped fiber laser system is demonstrated. A chirped fiber Bragg grating with normal dispersion was used to compensate the anomalous dispersion from the regular fiber in the 2 µm seed oscillator to generate mode locked pulses with a pulse repetition rate of 30.84 MHz. After chirped pulse amplification, an amplified power of 78 W was obtained. The pulse was compressed by a chirped volume Bragg grating based pulse compressor. A pulse duration of 760 fs and an average power of 36 W were obtained after compressor.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2390) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics, infrared
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2013
Published: September 4, 2013

Peng Wan, Lih-Mei Yang, and Jian Liu, "High power 2 µm femtosecond fiber laser," Opt. Express 21, 21374-21379 (2013)

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