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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2007
  • pp: 2738–2740

High-power all-normal-dispersion femtosecond pulse generation from a Yb-doped large-mode-area microstructure fiber laser

Caroline Lecaplain, Clovis Chédot, Ammar Hideur, Bülend Ortaç, and Jens Limpert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 18, pp. 2738-2740 (2007)

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We report on an all-normal-dispersion mode-locked fiber laser based on a large-mode-area Yb-doped microstructure fiber and using a high nonlinear modulation depth semiconductor saturable absorber mirror. The laser delivers 3.3 W of average output power with positively chirped 5.5 ps pulses at a center wavelength of 1033 nm . The pulse repetition rate is 46.4 MHz , which results in an energy per pulse of 71 nJ . These pulses are extracavity dechirped down to 516 fs by using bulk gratings. The average power of the dechirped pulses is 2.3 W , which corresponds to a peak power of more than 96 kW .

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 15, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 14, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 15, 2007
Published: September 13, 2007

Caroline Lecaplain, Clovis Chédot, Ammar Hideur, Bülend Ortaç, and Jens Limpert, "High-power all-normal-dispersion femtosecond pulse generation from a Yb-doped large-mode-area microstructure fiber laser," Opt. Lett. 32, 2738-2740 (2007)

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