Abstract

In the paper, a 3 µm mid-infrared (MIR) high energy ultrafast Er:ZBLAN fiber laser and amplification system is presented. The 3µm seed pulses were generated through an Yb-doped ultrafast fiber laser pumped optical parametric amplification (OPA). A pulse energy of 12.4 µJ is generated at a repetition rate of 100 kHz with a pulse duration of 103 fs. A Er:ZBLAN fiber amplifier was used to further boost the chirped pulse energy to 84 µJ.

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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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2008 (1)

X. Zhu and R. Jain, “Watt-Level 100-nm tunable 3- μm fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 156–158 (2008).
[Crossref]

2007 (1)

2006 (1)

2004 (1)

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 693–700 (2004).
[Crossref]

1992 (2)

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[Crossref]

Androz, G.

Baltuska, A.

Baltuška, A.

Baudisch, M.

Bernier, M.

Biegert, J.

Butkus, R.

Caron, N.

Danielius, R.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 693–700 (2004).
[Crossref]

Deng, Y.

Dubietis, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 693–700 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[Crossref]

Dvoyrin, V. V.

Faucher, D.

Fejer, M. M.

Forget, N.

Frerichs, C.

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

Fuji, T.

Gallmann, L.

Galvanauskas, A.

Gu, X.

Hashida, M.

Hemmer, M.

Hirokane, M.

Ishii, N.

Ishizuki, H.

Jain, R.

X. Zhu and R. Jain, “Watt-Level 100-nm tunable 3- μm fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 156–158 (2008).
[Crossref]

X. Zhu and R. Jain, “Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(16), 2381–2383 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jonusauskas, G.

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[Crossref]

Kalashnikov, V. L.

Kaplan, D.

Keller, U.

Kienberger, R.

Klimentov, D.

Kobayashi, T.

Krausz, F.

Marcus, G.

Mayer, B. W.

Metzger, T.

Murakami, M.

Non-Cryst, J.

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

Norwood, R. A.

Pervak, V.

Peyghambarian, N.

Phillips, C. R.

Piskarskas, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 693–700 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[Crossref]

Sakabe, S.

Shimizu, S.

Sorokina, I. T.

Stabinis, A.

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 693–700 (2004).
[Crossref]

Taira, T.

Teisset, C.

Teisset, C. Y.

Thai, A.

Tobben, H.

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

Tokita, S.

Tolstik, N.

Vallée, R.

Wei, C.

West, G. G.

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

Wetenkamp, L.

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

Zhu, X.

Appl. Phys. B (1)

R. Butkus, R. Danielius, A. Dubietis, A. Piskarskas, and A. Stabinis, “Progress in chirped pulse optical parametric amplifiers,” Appl. Phys. B 79(6), 693–700 (2004).
[Crossref]

Chin. Opt. Lett. (1)

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

X. Zhu and R. Jain, “Watt-Level 100-nm tunable 3- μm fiber laser,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 20(2), 156–158 (2008).
[Crossref]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

Opt. Commun. (1)

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, “Powerful femtosecond pulse generation by chirped and stretched pulse parametric amplification in BBO crystal,” Opt. Commun. 88(4-6), 437–440 (1992).
[Crossref]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (8)

B. W. Mayer, C. R. Phillips, L. Gallmann, M. M. Fejer, and U. Keller, “Sub-four-cycle laser pulses directly from a high-repetition-rate optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier at 3.4 μm,” Opt. Lett. 38(21), 4265–4268 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Tokita, M. Hirokane, M. Murakami, S. Shimizu, M. Hashida, and S. Sakabe, “Stable 10 W Er:ZBLAN fiber laser operating at 2.71-2.88 μm,” Opt. Lett. 35(23), 3943–3945 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

D. Faucher, M. Bernier, G. Androz, N. Caron, and R. Vallée, “20 W passively cooled single-mode all-fiber laser at 2.8 μm,” Opt. Lett. 36(7), 1104–1106 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Tokita, M. Murakami, S. Shimizu, M. Hashida, and S. Sakabe, “Liquid-cooled 24 W mid-infrared Er:ZBLAN fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 34(20), 3062–3064 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. Tokita, M. Murakami, S. Shimizu, M. Hashida, and S. Sakabe, “12 W Q-switched Er:ZBLAN fiber laser at 2.8 μm,” Opt. Lett. 36(15), 2812–2814 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

C. Wei, X. Zhu, R. A. Norwood, and N. Peyghambarian, “Passively continuous-wave mode-locked Er(3+)-doped ZBLAN fiber laser at 2.8 μm,” Opt. Lett. 37(18), 3849–3851 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

T. Fuji, N. Ishii, C. Y. Teisset, X. Gu, T. Metzger, A. Baltuška, N. Forget, D. Kaplan, A. Galvanauskas, and F. Krausz, “Parametric amplification of few-cycle carrier-envelope phase-stable pulses at 2.1 μm,” Opt. Lett. 31(8), 1103–1105 (2006).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

X. Zhu and R. Jain, “Compact 2 W wavelength-tunable Er:ZBLAN mid-infrared fiber laser,” Opt. Lett. 32(16), 2381–2383 (2007).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Solids (1)

L. Wetenkamp, C. Frerichs, G. G. West, H. Tobben, and J. Non-Cryst, “Efficient CW operation of tunable fluorozirconate fibre lasers at wavelengths pumpable with semiconductor laser diodes,” Solids 140, 19 (1992).

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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Systematic diagram of 3 µm seed and power amplifier system.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 OPA output. (a) output power as function of pump power; (b) Output spectrum.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Autocorrelation trace of 3 µm pulses from OPA.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 OPA output power as function of pump power.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 OPA output spectra for (a) Signal wavelength; (b) Idler wavelength.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 OPA output pulse train for (a) Signal wavelength; (b) Idler wavelength.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Er:ZBLAN fiber experimental setup for (a) high energy amplifier and (b) Q-switched 3 µm fiber lasers.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Experiment result from Q-switched 3 µm Er:ZBLAN fiber laser. (a) Pulse energy as a function of pump power at 1 kHz; (b) Output pulse train with a pulse energy of 201 µJ; (c) A sample laser output spectrum.
Fig. 9
Fig. 9 Experiment results from 10 kHz Er:ZBLAN fiber amplifier. (a) Output pulse energy as a function of pump power; (b) A sample output spectrum.

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