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Title: Compact, All-PM Fiber Integrated and Alignment-Free Ultrafast Yb:Fiber NALM Laser With Sub-Femtosecond Timing Jitter

Abstract

We report a simple and compact design of a dispersion compensated mode-locked Yb:fiber oscillator based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM). The fully polarization maintaining (PM) fiber integrated laser features a chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG) for dispersion compensation and a fiber integrated compact non-reciprocal phase bias device, which is alignment-free. The main design parameters were determined by numerically simulating the pulse evolution in the oscillator and by analyzing their impact on the laser performance. Experimentally, we achieved an 88 fs compressed pulse duration with sub-fs timing jitter at 54 MHz repetition rate and 51 mW of output power with 5.5×10-5 [20 Hz, 1 MHz] integrated relative intensity noise (RIN). Furthermore, we demonstrate tight phase-locking of the laser's carrier-envelope offset frequency ( fceo ) to a stable radio frequency (RF) reference and of one frequency comb tooth to a stable optical reference at 291 THz.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [4];  [2];  [1]
  1. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany)
  2. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); Helmholtz-Institute Jena, Jena (Germany); GSI-Helmholtzzentrum fur Schwerionenforschung, Darmstadt (Germany)
  3. Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg (Germany); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States). Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS)
  4. Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs
OSTI Identifier:
1817873
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515; M2561-N36; P 33680
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 39; Journal Issue: 13; Journal ID: ISSN 0733-8724
Publisher:
IEEE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; fiber lasers; laser noise; optical frequency combs; Ultrafast optics

Citation Formats

Ma, Yuxuan, Salman, Sarper, Li, Chen, Mahnke, Christoph, Hua, Yi, Droste, Stefan, Fellinger, Jakob, Mayer, Aline, Heckl, Oliver, Heyl, Christoph, and Hartl, Ingmar. Compact, All-PM Fiber Integrated and Alignment-Free Ultrafast Yb:Fiber NALM Laser With Sub-Femtosecond Timing Jitter. United States: N. p., 2021. Web. doi:10.1109/jlt.2021.3070208.
Ma, Yuxuan, Salman, Sarper, Li, Chen, Mahnke, Christoph, Hua, Yi, Droste, Stefan, Fellinger, Jakob, Mayer, Aline, Heckl, Oliver, Heyl, Christoph, & Hartl, Ingmar. Compact, All-PM Fiber Integrated and Alignment-Free Ultrafast Yb:Fiber NALM Laser With Sub-Femtosecond Timing Jitter. United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/jlt.2021.3070208
Ma, Yuxuan, Salman, Sarper, Li, Chen, Mahnke, Christoph, Hua, Yi, Droste, Stefan, Fellinger, Jakob, Mayer, Aline, Heckl, Oliver, Heyl, Christoph, and Hartl, Ingmar. 2021. "Compact, All-PM Fiber Integrated and Alignment-Free Ultrafast Yb:Fiber NALM Laser With Sub-Femtosecond Timing Jitter". United States. https://doi.org/10.1109/jlt.2021.3070208. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1817873.
@article{osti_1817873,
title = {Compact, All-PM Fiber Integrated and Alignment-Free Ultrafast Yb:Fiber NALM Laser With Sub-Femtosecond Timing Jitter},
author = {Ma, Yuxuan and Salman, Sarper and Li, Chen and Mahnke, Christoph and Hua, Yi and Droste, Stefan and Fellinger, Jakob and Mayer, Aline and Heckl, Oliver and Heyl, Christoph and Hartl, Ingmar},
abstractNote = {We report a simple and compact design of a dispersion compensated mode-locked Yb:fiber oscillator based on a nonlinear amplifying loop mirror (NALM). The fully polarization maintaining (PM) fiber integrated laser features a chirped fiber Bragg grating (CFBG) for dispersion compensation and a fiber integrated compact non-reciprocal phase bias device, which is alignment-free. The main design parameters were determined by numerically simulating the pulse evolution in the oscillator and by analyzing their impact on the laser performance. Experimentally, we achieved an 88 fs compressed pulse duration with sub-fs timing jitter at 54 MHz repetition rate and 51 mW of output power with 5.5×10-5 [20 Hz, 1 MHz] integrated relative intensity noise (RIN). Furthermore, we demonstrate tight phase-locking of the laser's carrier-envelope offset frequency ( fceo ) to a stable radio frequency (RF) reference and of one frequency comb tooth to a stable optical reference at 291 THz.},
doi = {10.1109/jlt.2021.3070208},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/1817873}, journal = {Journal of Lightwave Technology},
issn = {0733-8724},
number = 13,
volume = 39,
place = {United States},
year = {2021},
month = {3}
}