A new technique to produce high power sub-picosecond pulses from a fiber amplifier starting from tenths of picoseconds Fourier transform pulses is presented. 63MW, 780fs pulses with 25W average power were obtained, and ways to scale the technique to higher peak powers were identified.
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S. Pierrot and F. Salin, "Amplification of temporally shaped picosecond pulses in Yb-doped rod-type fibers," in Advanced Solid-State Lasers Congress, M. Ebrahim-Zadeh and I. Sorokina, eds., OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper JTh2A.43.
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