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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1640–1642

66 W average power from a microjoule-class sub-100 fs fiber oscillator

Martin Baumgartl, Caroline Lecaplain, Ammar Hideur, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1640-1642 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.001640


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Abstract

Performance scaling of passively mode-locked ultrashort-pulse fiber oscillators in terms of average power, peak power, and pulse energy is demonstrated. A very-large-mode-area fiber laser in an all-positive group-velocity-dispersion ring cavity configuration with intracavity spectral filter, mode-locked by nonlinear polarization evolution, emits 66 W of average power at 76 MHz repetition rate, corresponding to 0.9 μJ pulse energy. The pulses are dechirped to 91 fs outside the cavity with an average power of 60 W remaining after the compressor. The generated pulse peak power is as high as 7 MW.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 2012
Published: May 9, 2012

Citation
Martin Baumgartl, Caroline Lecaplain, Ammar Hideur, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "66 W average power from a microjoule-class sub-100 fs fiber oscillator," Opt. Lett. 37, 1640-1642 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-10-1640

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