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Chin. Phys. B, 2016, Vol. 25(8): 084207    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/25/8/084207
ELECTROMAGNETISM, OPTICS, ACOUSTICS, HEAT TRANSFER, CLASSICAL MECHANICS, AND FLUID DYNAMICS Prev   Next  

980-nm all-fiber mode-locked Yb-doped phosphate fiber oscillator based on semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and its amplifier

Ping-Xue Li(李平雪), Yi-Fei Yao(姚毅飞), Jun-Jie Chi(池俊杰), Hao-Wei Hu(胡浩伟), Guang-Ju Zhang(张光举), Bo-Xing Liang(梁博兴), Meng-Meng Zhang(张孟孟), Chun-Mei Ma(马春媚), Ning Su(苏宁)
Institute of Laser Engineering, Beijing University of Technology, Beijing 100124, China
Abstract  A 980-nm semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) mode-locked Yb-doped phosphate fiber laser is demonstrated by using an all-fiber linear cavity configuration. Two different kinds of cavity lengths are introduced into the oscillator to obtain a robust and stable mode-locked seed source. When the cavity length is chosen to be 6 m, the oscillator generates an average output power of 3.5 mW and a pulse width of 76.27 ps with a repetition rate of 17.08 MHz. As the cavity length is optimized to short, 4.4-mW maximum output power and 61.15-ps pulse width are produced at a repetition rate of 20.96 MHz. The output spectrum is centered at 980 nm with a narrow spectral bandwidth of 0.13 nm. In the experiment, no undesired amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) nor harmful oscillation around 1030 nm is observed. Moreover, through a two-stage all-fiber-integrated amplifier, an output power of 740 mW is generated with a pulse width of 200 ps.
Keywords:  980-nm fiber laser      SESAM mode-locking      Yb-doped phosphate fiber      fiber amplifier  
Received:  11 January 2016      Revised:  23 March 2016      Published:  05 August 2016
PACS:  42.55.Wd (Fiber lasers)  
  42.60.Da (Resonators, cavities, amplifiers, arrays, and rings)  
  42.60.Fc (Modulation, tuning, and mode locking)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 61205047).
Corresponding Authors:  Ping-Xue Li     E-mail:  pxli@bjut.edu.cn

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Ping-Xue Li(李平雪), Yi-Fei Yao(姚毅飞), Jun-Jie Chi(池俊杰), Hao-Wei Hu(胡浩伟), Guang-Ju Zhang(张光举), Bo-Xing Liang(梁博兴), Meng-Meng Zhang(张孟孟), Chun-Mei Ma(马春媚), Ning Su(苏宁) 980-nm all-fiber mode-locked Yb-doped phosphate fiber oscillator based on semiconductor saturable absorber mirror and its amplifier 2016 Chin. Phys. B 25 084207

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