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  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1803–1806

Stabilization of high-energy femtosecond ytterbium fiber lasers by use of a frequency filter

Joel Buckley, Andy Chong, Shian Zhou, William Renninger, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1803-1806 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001803


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Abstract

The performance of a femtosecond Yb fiber laser is investigated in the limit of high pulse energy ( > 10 nJ ) and short pulse duration ( < 100 fs ) . By reducing the strength of nonlinear polarization rotation and introducing amplitude modulation through an intracavity frequency filter, pulses with unprecedented peak powers can be generated. The laser emits stable 13 nJ pulses that are dechirped to 55 fs duration and are capable of providing 130 kW peak power.

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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: December 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 8, 2006
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
Joel Buckley, Andy Chong, Shian Zhou, William Renninger, and Frank W. Wise, "Stabilization of high-energy femtosecond ytterbium fiber lasers by use of a frequency filter," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1803-1806 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-8-1803


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