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High-power femtosecond Yb-doped single-polarization photonic crystal fiber laser
Author(s): B. Ortaç; C. Lecaplain; A. Hideur; J. Limpert; A. Tünnermann
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Paper Abstract

We report, to the first time to our knowledge, on a passively mode-locked single-polarization single-transverse-mode large-mode-area photonic crystal fiber laser operating in the dispersion compensation free regime. In the single-pulse regime, the laser generates 1.6 W of average power with 3.7 ps pulses at a repetition rate of 63 MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 25 nJ. Stable and self-starting operation is obtained by adapting the spot size at the saturable absorber mirror to the pulse evolution in the low-nonlinearity fiber. The pulses are compressible down to 750 fs. The presented approach demonstrates the scaling potential of fiber based short pulse oscillators towards high-power ultra-compact allfiber environmentally-stable configuration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 February 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6873, Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 687321 (22 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.763621
Show Author Affiliations
B. Ortaç, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
C. Lecaplain, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Univ. de Rouen (France)
A. Hideur, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Univ. de Rouen (France)
J. Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
A. Tünnermann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6873:
Fiber Lasers V: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Jes Broeng; Clifford Headley, Editor(s)

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