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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2012
  • pp: 554–556

Femtosecond coherent seeding of a broadband Tm:fiber amplifier by an Er:fiber system

Sören Kumkar, Günther Krauss, Marcel Wunram, David Fehrenbacher, Umit Demirbas, Daniele Brida, and Alfred Leitenstorfer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 554-556 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.37.000554


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Abstract

We generate broadband pulses covering the Yb: and Tm:silica amplification ranges with a passively phase-locked front end based on Er:fiber technology. Full spectral coherence of the octave-spanning output from highly nonlinear germanosilicate bulk fibers is demonstrated. Seeding of a high-power Tm:fiber generates pulses with a clean spectral shape and a bandwidth of 50 nm at a center wavelength of 1.95 μm, pulse energy of 250 nJ, and repetition rate of 10 MHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 23, 2011
Published: February 8, 2012

Citation
Sören Kumkar, Günther Krauss, Marcel Wunram, David Fehrenbacher, Umit Demirbas, Daniele Brida, and Alfred Leitenstorfer, "Femtosecond coherent seeding of a broadband Tm:fiber amplifier by an Er:fiber system," Opt. Lett. 37, 554-556 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-37-4-554


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