Spectrally tunable phase-biased NALM mode-locked Yb:fiber laser with nJ-level pulse energy

Saeid Ebrahimzadeh (Korresp. Autor*in), Sakib Adnan, Yishen Li, Vito F. Pecile, Jakob Fellinger, Sarper Salman, Christoph M. Heyl, Ingmar Hartl, Oliver H. Heckl, Gil Porat

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Applications of mode-locked fiber lasers benefit from robust and self-starting mode-locking, spectral tuning, high pulse energy and high average power. All-polarization-maintaining (PM) fiber lasers mode-locked with a phase-biased nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM) have been shown to be very robust and reliably self-starting, and provide either spectral tuning or high pulse energy, but not both. We report on a simple method for concurrent spectral tuning and nanojoule-level pulse energy scaling of an all-PM phase-biased NALM mode-locked Yb:fiber laser, which we demonstrate over a 54 nm tuning range, reaching up to 1.67 nJ pulse energy and 126 mW average power. Unlike other laser configurations, our results show that net normal dispersion is not necessary or optimal for scaling the pulse energy of this type of mode-locked fiber laser.
FachzeitschriftJPhys Photonics
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - Apr. 2024

ÖFOS 2012

  • 103016 Laserphysik
  • 103021 Optik