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High-power linearly polarized thulium-doped all-fiber picosecond master-oscillator power-amplifier
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Paper Abstract

We have demonstrated a high-power all-polarization-maintaining thulium-doped all fiber picosecond pulsed master oscillator power amplifier. The thulium-doped all fiber oscillator was mode locked by a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror to generate average output power of 100 mW at a repetition rate of 611.5 MHz in a short linear cavity. The first PM thulium-doped fiber preamplifier produced 4.5 W average output power for 17 W incident pump power, and the pulse width was measured to be 18 ps. In the second PM thulium-doped fiber preamplifier and the final PM thulium-doped fiber power amplifier, a segment of 4.5 m LMA PM thulium-doped double-clad fiber were used as the gain medium. Both the thulium-doped active fiber has a core diameter of 25 μm, a core NA of 0.09, inner cladding diameter of 400 μm and a NA of 0.46. The second PM fiber preamplifier produced 73 W average output power for 135 W incident pump power. In the final PM fiber power amplifier, the maximum average output power was up to 203 W at the available pump power of 300 W, the slope efficiency for the final PM fiber power amplifier was 50.7%. The PER at the highest average output power was measured to be <15 dB. The pulse width was 15 ps and the central wavelength was 1985 nm, which corresponds to peak power 22 kW. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest average output power ever reported for an all fiber ultra-short-pulsed laser at 2 μm wavelength region.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 March 2015
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9344, Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 93441M (4 March 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2078510
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Jiang Liu, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Yijian Jiang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Hongxing Shi, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Kun Liu, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Fangzhou Tan, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)
Pu Wang, Beijing Univ. of Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9344:
Fiber Lasers XII: Technology, Systems, and Applications
L. Brandon Shaw, Editor(s)

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