We have developed a monolithic high power pulsed fiber laser in a master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) configuration, which is capable of reaching 0.38 mJ pulse energy and 128 kW peak power for 3 ns pulses at ?1550 nm while maintaining transform-limited linewidth. The fiber laser pulse seed was achieved by directly modulating a CW single-frequency fiber laser using an electro-optic modulator. We used an arbitrary waveform generator to preshape the fiber laser pulses before amplification to avoid pulse steepening and dynamic gain saturation. Single-mode, polarization maintaining highly Er?Yb codoped large core phosphate fibers were used in the power amplifier stages to scale the transform-limited fiber laser pulses, avoiding any nonlinearities.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering