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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 3 — Feb. 1, 2012
  • pp: 377–379

26 nJ picosecond solitons from thulium-doped single-mode master oscillator power fiber amplifier

William Renard, Guillaume Canat, and Pierre Bourdon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 3, pp. 377-379 (2012)

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We report on an all single-mode master oscillator power fiber amplifier delivering high energy picosecond solitons at 1960 nm. The Bragg stabilized and self-starting oscillator delivers 62 pJ transform-limited pulses at 11.2 MHz pulse repetition frequency. Solitons are amplified in a core-pumped single-mode heavily thulium-doped fiber up to 26 nJ. The average and peak power are 291 mW and 7.4 kW, respectively. Pulses remain transform limited without significant self-phase-modulation distortion. We discuss the limitations of picosecond pulse amplification in a core-pumped single-mode fiber amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: September 15, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2011
Published: January 30, 2012

William Renard, Guillaume Canat, and Pierre Bourdon, "26 nJ picosecond solitons from thulium-doped single-mode master oscillator power fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 37, 377-379 (2012)

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