Energy scalable passively mode-locked mid-IR Tm-fiber laser

Vladimir L. Kalashnikov*, V. V. Dvoyrin, Irina T. Sorokina

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recently a lot of interest is drawn towards development of high-energy Tm-fiber lasers, operating around 2 μm - an attractive wavelength for LIDAR, ranging and remote-sensing applications, where μJ to mJ pulse energies are required. Such energy frontiers are usually achieved by the chirped pulse amplification outside an oscillator [1]. However, our approach - direct J femtosecond pulse generation in the positive dispersion regime - does not require external amplification. This radically different from traditional soliton formation mechanism was first suggested by us in [2] and later further developed in [3]. Here we present the results of theoretical and experimental analysis of the mode-locked Tm-fiber laser, based on a highly Ge-doped fiber. The study paves the route towards pulse energy scaling in the positive dispersion regime from alternative LMA fibers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)9781457705335
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Sep 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011

Conference

Conference2011 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO EUROPE/EQEC 2011
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/1126/05/11

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