Applied Physics B

, Volume 111, Issue 1, pp 39–43 | Cite as

Environmentally stable picosecond Yb fiber laser with low repetition rate

  • M. BaumgartlEmail author
  • J. Abreu-Afonso
  • A. Díez
  • M. Rothhardt
  • J. Limpert
  • A. Tünnermann


A SESAM-mode-locked, all-polarization-maintaining Ytterbium fiber laser producing picosecond pulses with narrow spectral bandwidth is presented. A simple linear all-fiber cavity without dispersion compensation is realized using a uniform fiber Bragg grating (FBG). Different cavity lengths are investigated and repetition rates down to 0.7 MHz are obtained. Bandwidth and pulse duration of the output pulses are mainly determined by the choice of FBG. Pulses between 30 and 200 ps are generated employing different FBGs with bandwidths between 17 and 96 pm. The experimental results are in good agreement with numerical simulations. The laser holds great potential for simple amplification setups without pulse picking.


Repetition Rate Pump Power Fiber Laser Spectral Width Fiber Bragg Grating 
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This work was supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) [13N10773]; and the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad of Spain [TEC2008-05490]. M.B. acknowledges support from the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Baumgartl
    • 1
    Email author
  • J. Abreu-Afonso
    • 2
  • A. Díez
    • 2
  • M. Rothhardt
    • 3
  • J. Limpert
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute of Applied Physics, Abbe Center of PhotonicsFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Departmento de Física Aplicada-ICMUVUniversidad de ValenciaBurjassotSpain
  3. 3.Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT)JenaGermany
  4. 4.Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision EngineeringJenaGermany

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