Supercontinuum generation with GHz repetition rate femtosecond-pulse fiber-amplified VECSELs

Christopher Robin Head, Ho Yin Chan, James S. Feehan, David P. Shepherd, Shaif Ul Alam, Anne C. Tropper, Jonathan H V Price, Keith G. Wilcox

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Abstract

We report on supercontinuum generation using a mode-locked VECSEL emitting 400-fs pulses at a 3-GHz repetition rate, amplified with a cascaded ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier system up to 40 W of average power. The pulses are then recompressed to their original duration via a high throughput transmission grating compressor, and used to generate supercontinuum in two samples of photonic crystal fiber (PCF): an all-normal dispersion PCF, and a PCF with a zero dispersion wavelength of 1040 nm, creating 20 dB spectral bandwidths of 200 nm and 280 nm, respectively.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6415992
Pages (from-to)464-467
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Photonics Technology Letters
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2013

Keywords

  • Fiber amplifiers
  • GHz repetition rate
  • supercontinuum generation
  • vertical-external-cavity surface-emitting laser (VECSEL)

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    Head, C. R., Chan, H. Y., Feehan, J. S., Shepherd, D. P., Alam, S. U., Tropper, A. C., Price, J. H. V., & Wilcox, K. G. (2013). Supercontinuum generation with GHz repetition rate femtosecond-pulse fiber-amplified VECSELs. IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, 25(5), 464-467. [6415992]. https://doi.org/10.1109/LPT.2013.2241420