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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 31390–31394

All-PM coherent 2.05 µm Thulium/Holmium fiber frequency comb source at 100 MHz with up to 0.5 W average power and pulse duration down to 135 fs

H. Hoogland, A. Thai, D. Sánchez, S. L. Cousin, M. Hemmer, M. Engelbrecht, J. Biegert, and R. Holzwarth  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 31390-31394 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.031390


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Abstract

We report on a dual output all-PM fiber laser system running at 100 MHz repetition rate offering coherent broadband and narrowband pulses centered at 2.05 µm with a spectral FWHM bandwidth of 60 nm and 1.5 nm at up to 360 mW and 500 mW, respectively. The broadband pulses are compressed down to 135 fs. The multi-stage double-clad amplifier based on Tm/Ho codoping is seeded by a supercontinuum light source, spanning from around 1 µm up to 2.4 µm.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 27, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 27, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 6, 2013
Published: December 12, 2013

Citation
H. Hoogland, A. Thai, D. Sánchez, S. L. Cousin, M. Hemmer, M. Engelbrecht, J. Biegert, and R. Holzwarth, "All-PM coherent 2.05 µm Thulium/Holmium fiber frequency comb source at 100 MHz with up to 0.5 W average power and pulse duration down to 135 fs," Opt. Express 21, 31390-31394 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-25-31390


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