Applied Physics B

, Volume 98, Issue 1, pp 27–31

High-energy soliton pulse generation with a passively mode-locked Er/Yb-doped multifilament-core fiber laser

  • B. Ortaç
  • J. Limpert
  • S. Jetschke
  • S. Unger
  • V. Reichel
  • J. Kirchhof
  • A. Tünnermann
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3727-1

Cite this article as:
Ortaç, B., Limpert, J., Jetschke, S. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 98: 27. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3727-1

Abstract

We report the generation of high-energy short pulses from a mode-locked erbium/ytterbium-doped large-mode-area multifilament-core fiber laser operating in the purely anomalous dispersion regime. The self-starting fiber laser emits 400 mW of average output power at a pulse repetition rate of 44 MHz, corresponding to a pulse energy of 9.1 nJ. The laser produces near transform-limited output pulses with pulse duration of 1.6 ps, corresponding to 5 kW peak power. This new type of low-nonlinearity fibers demonstrates the power and energy scaling potential of fiber-based short pulse lasers in the eye-safe region.

PACS

42.55.Wd42.65.Re42.81.Bm

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Ortaç
    • 1
  • J. Limpert
    • 1
  • S. Jetschke
    • 2
  • S. Unger
    • 2
  • V. Reichel
    • 2
  • J. Kirchhof
    • 2
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich Schiller University JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)JenaGermany
  3. 3.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision EngineeringJenaGermany