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193-GHz 53-W Subpicosecond Pulse Source

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)778-781
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume27
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2015
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Abstract

We present a light source that can generate a pulse train with an extremely high repetition rate, tens of watts of average output power, and a low-divergence output beam. This unique combination of system characteristics is achieved with single-stage amplification of a passively harmonically mode-locked semiconductor disk laser in a tapered Yb-doped double-clad fiber. With the short-length tapered fiber amplifier an amplification factor >17 dB is reached, while preserving the 930-fs pulse duration of the semiconductor disk laser. The demonstrated pulse source with a beam quality factor

Keywords

  • Semiconductor disk lasers, optical fiber amplifiers, tapered double-clad fibers, SEMICONDUCTOR DISK LASER, HIGH-POWER, FREQUENCY COMB, TAPERED FIBER, MODE-LOCKING, GHZ, PICOSECOND

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