We report on the amplification of 10-ps pulses up to 60 kW peak power in an ytterbium-doped single-mode photonic crystal fiber. Due to the significantly reduced nonlinearity spectral broadening due to SPM is extensively suppressed.
© 2004 Optical Society of America
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, G. Vienne, A. Peterson, and C. Jakobsen, "High power picosecond amplification in a low-nonlinearity single-mode photoinc crystal fiber," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper PDP16.