Robust 700 MHz mode-locked Yb:fiber laser with a biased nonlinear amplifying loop mirror

Guanyu Liu, Xinghe Jiang, Aimin Wang, Guoqing Chang, Franz Kaertner, Zhigang Zhang
2018 Optics Express  
We demonstrate a self-starting 700 MHz repetition rate Yb:fiber laser incorporated with a phase biased nonlinear amplifying loop mirror as an artificial saturable absorber. The laser delivers a maximum power of 150 mW and a pulse width of 215 fs at a pump power of 710 mW. The integration of relative intensity noise (RIN) between 10 Hz and 10 MHz results in a minimum integrated RIN of 0.015%. The phase noise of the fundamental repetition rate was also characterized at different net-cavity
more » ... t net-cavity dispersion. Although the laser is made of nonpolarization maintaining fiber, the mode locking sustains over two weeks in open air, showing its environmental stability.
doi:10.1364/oe.26.026003 fatcat:fp6ogbfxejekzhq64aquewstq4