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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2695–2698

Diffraction-limited, 10-W, 5-ns, 100-kHz, all-fiber laser at 1.55  μm

I. Pavlov, E. Dülgergil, E. Ilbey, and F. Ö. Ilday  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2695-2698 (2014)

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This Letter reports on an all-fiber-integrated master-oscillator, power amplifier system at 1.55 μm producing 5-ns, 100-μJ pulses. These pulses are generated at a 100 kHz repetition rate, corresponding to 10 W of average power. The seed source is a low-power, current-modulated, single-frequency, distributed feedback semiconductor laser. System output is obtained from a standard single-mode fiber (Corning SMF-28). Consequently, the beam is truly diffraction limited, which was independently proven by M 2 measurements. Further increase of peak power is limited by onset of significant spectral broadening due to nonlinear effects, primarily four-wave mixing. Numerical simulations based on six-level rate equations with full position- and time-dependence were developed to model propagation of pulses through the amplifier chain. This capability allows minimization of the amplified spontaneous emission, which can be directly measured using a fast acousto-optic modulator to gate the pulses.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: December 30, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 25, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 25, 2014
Published: April 25, 2014

I. Pavlov, E. Dülgergil, E. Ilbey, and F. Ö. Ilday, "Diffraction-limited, 10-W, 5-ns, 100-kHz, all-fiber laser at 1.55  μm," Opt. Lett. 39, 2695-2698 (2014)

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