172 fs, 24.3 kW peak power pulse generation from a Ho-doped fiber laser system

Mengmeng Wang, Hui Zhang, Rongling Wei, Zexiu Zhu, Shuangchen Ruan, Peiguang Yan, Jinzhang Wang*, Tawfique Hasan, Zhipei Sun

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Abstract

We demonstrate a high-peak-power femtosecond fiber laser system based on single-mode holmium (Ho)-doped fibers. 833 fs, 27.7 MHz pulses at 2083.4 nm generated in a passively mode-locked Ho fiber laser are amplified and compressed to near transform-limited 172 fs, 7.2 nJ pulses with 24.3 kW peak power. We achieve this performance level by using the soliton effect and high-order soliton compression. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of sub-200 fs pulses, with peak power exceeding 10 kW from a Ho-doped single-mode fiber laser system without using bulk optics compressors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4619-4622
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Volume43
Issue number19
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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