All-fiber low-noise high-power femtosecond Yb-fiber amplifier system seeded by an all-normal dispersion fiber oscillator
Budunoğlu, I. L.
İlday, F. Ö.
IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
145 - 152
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We report an all-fiber, high-power, low-noise amplifier system seeded by an all-normal-dispersion-mode-locked Yb-doped fiber laser oscillator. Up to 10.6 W of average power is obtained at a repetition rate of 43 MHz with diffraction-limited beam quality. Amplified pulses are dechirped to sub-160-fs duration in a grating compressor. It is to our knowledge the first high-power source of femtosecond pulses with completely fiber-integrated amplification comprising commercially available components. Long-term stability is excellent. Short-term stability is characterized and an integrated laser intensity noise of $$0.2% is reported. We also conclude that all-normal dispersion fiber oscillators are low-noise sources, suitable as seed for fiber amplifiers. Detailed numerical modeling of both pulse generation in the oscillator and propagation in the amplifier provide very good agreement with the experiments and allow us to identify its limitations. © 2006 IEEE.
KeywordsFemtosecond pulse propagation
Optical fiber amplifiers
Optical fiber lasers
Published Version (Please cite this version)http://doi.org/10.1109/JSTQE.2008.2010261
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