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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4150–4153

High average power picosecond pulse and supercontinuum generation from a thulium-doped, all-fiber amplifier

Jiang Liu, Jia Xu, Kun Liu, Fangzhou Tan, and Pu Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 4150-4153 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004150


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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-power, picosecond, thulium-doped, all-fiber master oscillator power amplifier with average power of 120.4 W. The compact fiber oscillator is carefully designed with high repetition rate for the purpose of overcoming the detrimental effects of fiber nonlinearity in the later fiber amplifiers. The pulse duration of 16 ps at 333.75 MHz repetition rate results in a peak power of 22.5 kW in the final fiber power amplifier. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of average power exceeding 100 W from an ultrashort pulse laser at 2 μm wavelength. On the other hand, by decreasing the fiber oscillator repetition rate and pulse duration for enhancing the fiber nonlinearity effects, we also demonstrate a high-power supercontinuum source with average power of 36 W from 1.95 μm to beyond 2.4 μm in the final fiber power amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 14, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2013
Published: October 10, 2013

Citation
Jiang Liu, Jia Xu, Kun Liu, Fangzhou Tan, and Pu Wang, "High average power picosecond pulse and supercontinuum generation from a thulium-doped, all-fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 38, 4150-4153 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-20-4150

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