6.8 W all-fiber supercontinuum source at 1.9-2.5 um
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Original versionLaser Physics Letters. 2014, 11 (8), . 10.1088/1612-2011/11/8/085108
We report a simple method of generating a spectrally flat and high average power spectral density (up to 14 mW/nm) optical supercontinuum in the 1.95–2.5 μm range covering a transparency window of the atmosphere. The supercontinuum was generated from the Tm-doped all-fiber MOPA lasers. The average output power of the picosecond linear-cavity SESAM mode-locked seed lasers operating at 46 and 77 MHz was as low as 6.7 and 2.6 mW, respectively. The corresponding one-stage silica-based fiber amplifier generated a supercontinuum with 5.06 and 6.83 W average power, 550 and 500 nm bandwidths at −10 dB level, and 5 and 8 dB spectral flatness, respectively.