A femtosecond fiber system based on nonlinear chirped-pulse amplification is investigated. The amplifier is completely integrated, which requires careful management of nonlinearity. High-quality 500-fs pulses with 5 μJ energy are generated.
© 2009 The Optical Society
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(060.7140) Fiber optics and optical communications : Ultrafast processes in fibers
S. Zhou, T. Takamido, R. Bhandari, and F. Wise, "Environmentally-stable nonlinear chirped-pulse fiber amplifier," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CWK7.
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