Abstract

We present amplitude noise characterization of a low-cost continuum source tunable from 800 to 1250 nm, with the pulse duration of 30 fs, and average output power up to 140 mW at 80 MHz pulse repetition rate. The system is based on a SESAM-modelocked, solid-state Yb tungstate laser plus spectral broadening via a microstructured fiber followed by pulse compression with a simple prism compressor. The measured RMS amplitude noise of 1.2 to 2.5% in the whole tunable range is comparable to the modelocked oscillators. Additionally, we show an excellent agreement between simulated and the experimentally measured spectra.

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2011 (2)

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A. M. Heidt, “Pulse preserving flat-top supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fibers,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 27(3), 550–559 (2010).
[Crossref]

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2009 (2)

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J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

2004 (2)

2003 (4)

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[Crossref]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental noise limitations to supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(11), 113904 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

2002 (3)

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. M. Dudley and S. Coen, “Coherence properties of supercontinuum spectra generated in photonic crystal and tapered optical fibers,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1180–1182 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2000 (2)

1999 (1)

M. E. Brezinski and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography: High-resolution imaging in nontransparent tissue,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(4), 1185–1192 (1999).
[Crossref]

1996 (1)

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

1990 (1)

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[Crossref] [PubMed]

1986 (1)

P. F. Moulton, “Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al2O3,” Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1), 125–133 (1986).
[Crossref]

Abdolvand, A.

Andersen, T.

Artigas, D.

Au, J. A.

Aus der Au, J.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Aviles-Espinosa, R.

Bartelt, H.

A. M. Heidt, A. Hartung, G. W. Bosman, P. Krok, E. G. Rohwer, H. Schwoerer, and H. Bartelt, “Coherent octave spanning near-infrared and visible supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fibers,” Opt. Express 19(4), 3775–3787 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. M. Heidt, A. Hartung, E. Rohwer, and H. Bartelt, “Infrared, visible and ultraviolet broadband coherent supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion fibers,” Proc. SPIE 7839, 78390 (2010).
[Crossref]

Ben-Yakar, A.

Bosman, G. W.

Bourgeois, F.

Braun, B.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Brezinski, M. E.

M. E. Brezinski and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography: High-resolution imaging in nontransparent tissue,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(4), 1185–1192 (1999).
[Crossref]

Brunner, F.

Chichkov, B. N.

M. Farsari and B. N. Chichkov, “Materials processing: two-photon fabrication,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 450–452 (2009).
[Crossref]

Coen, S.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, B. R. Washburn, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental amplitude noise limitations to supercontinuum spectra generated in a microstructured fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 77(2-3), 269–277 (2003).
[Crossref]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental noise limitations to supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(11), 113904 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. M. Dudley and S. Coen, “Coherence properties of supercontinuum spectra generated in photonic crystal and tapered optical fibers,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1180–1182 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Corwin, K. L.

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental noise limitations to supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(11), 113904 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, B. R. Washburn, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental amplitude noise limitations to supercontinuum spectra generated in a microstructured fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 77(2-3), 269–277 (2003).
[Crossref]

Denk, W.

Diddams, S. A.

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, B. R. Washburn, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental amplitude noise limitations to supercontinuum spectra generated in a microstructured fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 77(2-3), 269–277 (2003).
[Crossref]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental noise limitations to supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(11), 113904 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Dudley, J. M.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental noise limitations to supercontinuum generation in microstructure fiber,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(11), 113904 (2003).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, B. R. Washburn, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental amplitude noise limitations to supercontinuum spectra generated in a microstructured fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 77(2-3), 269–277 (2003).
[Crossref]

J. M. Dudley and S. Coen, “Coherence properties of supercontinuum spectra generated in photonic crystal and tapered optical fibers,” Opt. Lett. 27(13), 1180–1182 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Durst, M. E.

Farsari, M.

M. Farsari and B. N. Chichkov, “Materials processing: two-photon fabrication,” Nat. Photonics 3(8), 450–452 (2009).
[Crossref]

Filippidis, G.

G. J. Tserevelakis, S. Psycharakis, B. Resan, F. Brunner, E. Gavgiotaki, K. Weingarten, and G. Filippidis, “Femtosecond laser nanosurgery of sub-cellular structures in HeLa cells by employing Third Harmonic Generation imaging modality as diagnostic tool,” J. Biophotonics 5(2), 200–207 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fluck, R.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Fujimoto, J. G.

M. E. Brezinski and J. G. Fujimoto, “Optical coherence tomography: High-resolution imaging in nontransparent tissue,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 5(4), 1185–1192 (1999).
[Crossref]

Gavgiotaki, E.

G. J. Tserevelakis, S. Psycharakis, B. Resan, F. Brunner, E. Gavgiotaki, K. Weingarten, and G. Filippidis, “Femtosecond laser nanosurgery of sub-cellular structures in HeLa cells by employing Third Harmonic Generation imaging modality as diagnostic tool,” J. Biophotonics 5(2), 200–207 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Genty, G.

J. M. Dudley, G. Genty, and S. Coen, “Supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber,” Rev. Mod. Phys. 78(4), 1135–1184 (2006).
[Crossref]

Griebner, U.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hansen, K.

Harder, C.

Hartung, A.

A. M. Heidt, A. Hartung, G. W. Bosman, P. Krok, E. G. Rohwer, H. Schwoerer, and H. Bartelt, “Coherent octave spanning near-infrared and visible supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fibers,” Opt. Express 19(4), 3775–3787 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. M. Heidt, A. Hartung, E. Rohwer, and H. Bartelt, “Infrared, visible and ultraviolet broadband coherent supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion fibers,” Proc. SPIE 7839, 78390 (2010).
[Crossref]

Hasan, M. T.

Heidt, A. M.

Herrmann, J.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hilligsøe, K. M.

Hoenninger, C.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Hooper, L. E.

Husakou, A.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jung, I. D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kaertner, F. X.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Kafka, J. D.

J. Klein and J. D. Kafka, “The Ti:Sapphire laser: The flexible research tool,” Nat. Photonics 4(5), 289 (2010).
[Crossref]

Keiding, S.

Keller, U.

F. Brunner, G. J. Spühler, J. A. Au, L. Krainer, F. Morier-Genoud, R. Paschotta, N. Lichtenstein, S. Weiss, C. Harder, A. A. Lagatsky, A. Abdolvand, N. V. Kuleshov, and U. Keller, “Diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:KGd(WO4)2 laser with 1.1-W average power,” Opt. Lett. 25(15), 1119–1121 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Klein, J.

J. Klein and J. D. Kafka, “The Ti:Sapphire laser: The flexible research tool,” Nat. Photonics 4(5), 289 (2010).
[Crossref]

Knight, J. C.

L. E. Hooper, P. J. Mosley, A. C. Muir, W. J. Wadsworth, and J. C. Knight, “Coherent supercontinuum generation in photonic crystal fiber with all-normal group velocity dispersion,” Opt. Express 19(6), 4902–4907 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kobat, D.

König, K.

U. K. Tirlapur and K. König, “Targeted transfection by femtosecond laser,” Nature 418(6895), 290–291 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kopf, D.

U. Keller, K. J. Weingarten, F. X. Kaertner, D. Kopf, B. Braun, I. D. Jung, R. Fluck, C. Hoenninger, N. Matuschek, and J. Aus der Au, “Semiconductor saturable absorber mirrors (SESAMs) for femtosecond to nanosecond pulse generation in solid-state lasers,” IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 2(3), 435–453 (1996).
[Crossref]

Korn, G.

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Krainer, L.

Kristiansen, R.

Krok, P.

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kurmulis, S.

Lagatsky, A. A.

Larsen, J.

Licea-Rodriguez, J.

Lichtenstein, N.

Loza-Alvarez, P.

B. Resan, R. Aviles-Espinosa, S. Kurmulis, J. Licea-Rodriguez, F. Brunner, A. Rohrbacher, D. Artigas, P. Loza-Alvarez, and K. J. Weingarten, “Two-photon fluorescence imaging with 30 fs laser system tunable around 1 micron,” Opt. Express 22(13), 16456–16461 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

S. I. C. O. Santos, M. Mathew, O. E. Olarte, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, and P. Loza-Alvarez, “Femtosecond laser axotomy in Caenorhabditis elegans and collateral damage assessment using a combination of linear and nonlinear imaging techniques,” PLoS One 8(3), e58600 (2013).
[PubMed]

Mathew, M.

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Olarte, O. E.

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G. J. Tserevelakis, S. Psycharakis, B. Resan, F. Brunner, E. Gavgiotaki, K. Weingarten, and G. Filippidis, “Femtosecond laser nanosurgery of sub-cellular structures in HeLa cells by employing Third Harmonic Generation imaging modality as diagnostic tool,” J. Biophotonics 5(2), 200–207 (2012).
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Appl. Phys. B (1)

K. L. Corwin, N. R. Newbury, J. M. Dudley, S. Coen, S. A. Diddams, B. R. Washburn, K. Weber, and R. S. Windeler, “Fundamental amplitude noise limitations to supercontinuum spectra generated in a microstructured fiber,” Appl. Phys. B 77(2-3), 269–277 (2003).
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A. M. Heidt, A. Hartung, G. W. Bosman, P. Krok, E. G. Rohwer, H. Schwoerer, and H. Bartelt, “Coherent octave spanning near-infrared and visible supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fibers,” Opt. Express 19(4), 3775–3787 (2011).
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P. F. Moulton, “Spectroscopic and laser characteristics of Ti:Al2O3,” Opt. Soc. Am. B 3(1), 125–133 (1986).
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Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

J. Herrmann, U. Griebner, N. Zhavoronkov, A. Husakou, D. Nickel, J. C. Knight, W. J. Wadsworth, P. S. J. Russell, and G. Korn, “Experimental evidence for supercontinuum generation by fission of higher-order solitons in photonic fibers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 88(17), 173901 (2002).
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PLoS One (1)

S. I. C. O. Santos, M. Mathew, O. E. Olarte, S. Psilodimitrakopoulos, and P. Loza-Alvarez, “Femtosecond laser axotomy in Caenorhabditis elegans and collateral damage assessment using a combination of linear and nonlinear imaging techniques,” PLoS One 8(3), e58600 (2013).
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Proc. SPIE (1)

A. M. Heidt, A. Hartung, E. Rohwer, and H. Bartelt, “Infrared, visible and ultraviolet broadband coherent supercontinuum generation in all-normal dispersion fibers,” Proc. SPIE 7839, 78390 (2010).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 The tunable laser system layout.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Left: Continuum spectrum (black curve), spectral slice used as output (red curve), oscillator spectrum (blue curve). Right: Autocorrelation trace of the oscillator pulse (blue curve) and the compressed output (red curve).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Upper part: Amplitude noise measurements versus wavelengths within the whole spectral range. Lower part: Output power (red curve) and pulse duration (blue curve) versus wavelength.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 RMS amplitude noise measurements of the oscillator (blue curve) and continuum compressed output (red curve).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Continuum spectra for increasing fiber length from 0.1 m (blue curve) to 1 m (dark red curve) calculated using split-step Fourier method.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 Comparison of the calculated (green curve) and measured (black curve) continuum spectra. Spectra are plotted in linear scale.

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