All-fiber ultrafast amplifier at 1.9 μm based on thulium-doped normal dispersion fiber and LMA fiber compressor


The duration reduction and the peak power increase of ultrashort pulses generated by all-fiber sources at a wavelength of 1.9 µm are an urgent tasks. Finding an effective and easy way to improve these characteristics of ultrafast lasers can allow a broad implementation of wideband coherent supercontinuum sources in the mid-IR range required for various applications. As an alternative approach of sub-100 fs pulse generation we present an ultrafast all-fiber amplifier based on a normal-dispersion germanosilicate thulium-doped active fiber and a large-mode-area silica-fiber compressor. The output pulses have the following characteristics: the pulse duration of 71 fs, the central wavelength of 1.9 µm, the repetition rate of 23.8 MHz, the energy per pulse period of 25 nJ, the average power of 600 mW, the maximum estimated peak power of 220 kW, and a random output polarization. The pulse intensity and phase profiles were measured via the second-harmonic-generation frequency-resolved optical gating technique. The dynamics of ultrashort pulses propagation in the amplifier was analyzed using numerical simulation.

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Divisions: College of Engineering & Physical Sciences > Aston Institute of Photonics Technology (AIPT)
College of Engineering & Physical Sciences
Additional Information: License: CC-BY. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Funding: A.V. and D.B. is grateful for being funded by the Foundation for the support of young scientists named after Gennady Komissarov.
Uncontrolled Keywords: remote sensing,frequency-domain spectroscopy,breath analysis,reliable,easy to align,GVD,LMA
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Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2021 12:23
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Published Date: 2021-09-07
Authors: Voropaev, Vasilii
Batov, Daniil
Voronets, Andrey
Vlasov, Dmitrii
Jafari, Rana
Donodin, Aleksandr (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-5715-1438)
Tarabrin, Mikhail
Trebino, Rick
Lazarev, Vladimir



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