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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1815–1823

Theoretical optimization of nonlinear chirped-pulse fiber amplifiers

Andy Chong, Lyuba Kuznetsova, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1815-1823 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001815


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Abstract

The exploitation of nonlinear phase shifts ( Φ N L ) in chirped-pulse fiber amplifiers has been demonstrated recently. Systematic optimization of the performance of a femtosecond-pulse fiber amplifier in the presence of substantial Φ N L is a challenging multivariable problem. We introduce an approximate theoretical model that is valid as long as the Φ N L is not so large that the spectrum changes substantially. The model allows an arbitrary chirped-pulse amplification system to be described by a set of four universal curves. These reveal the scaling of performance and allow determination of the optimal values of residual group-velocity dispersion and third-order dispersion for a given pulse duration and energy.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

History
Original Manuscript: October 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
Andy Chong, Lyuba Kuznetsova, and Frank W. Wise, "Theoretical optimization of nonlinear chirped-pulse fiber amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1815-1823 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-8-1815


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