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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 4 — Feb. 25, 2013
  • pp: 4703–4708

Octave-spanning spectrum of femtosecond Yb:fiber ring laser at 528 MHz repetition rate in microstructured tellurite fiber

Guizhong Wang, Tongxiao Jiang, Chen Li, Hongyu Yang, Aimin Wang, and Zhigang Zhang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 4, pp. 4703-4708 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.004703


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Abstract

The octave-spanning spectrum was generated in a tellurite glass based microstructured fiber pumped by a 528 MHz repetition rate Yb:fiber ring laser without amplification. The laser achieved 40% output optical-to-optical efficiency with the output power of 410 mW. By adjusting the grating pair in the cavity, this oscillator can work at different cavity dispersion regimes with the shortest dechirped pulse width of 46 fs. The output pulses were then launched into a high-nonlinearity tellurite fiber, which has the zero-dispersion wavelength at ~1 μm. The high nonlinearity coefficient (1348 km−1W−1) and the matched zero-dispersion wavelength with pump laser enable the octave-spanning supercontinuum generated from 750 nm to 1700 nm with the coupled pulse energy above 10 pJ.

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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: November 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: February 1, 2013
Published: February 19, 2013

Citation
Guizhong Wang, Tongxiao Jiang, Chen Li, Hongyu Yang, Aimin Wang, and Zhigang Zhang, "Octave-spanning spectrum of femtosecond Yb:fiber ring laser at 528 MHz repetition rate in microstructured tellurite fiber," Opt. Express 21, 4703-4708 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-4-4703


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