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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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: 1809–1814

Influence of pulse shape in self-phase-modulation-limited chirped pulse fiber amplifier systems

T. Schreiber, D. Schimpf, D. Müller, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 1809-1814 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.24.001809


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Abstract

Our investigation is focused on the influence of the temporal pulse shape in chirped pulse fiber amplifier systems in which the recompression is limited due to a nonlinear chirp caused by self-phase modulation (SPM). We show that specific pulse shapes can overcome the usual limit but have to be maintained during amplification, which is not fulfilled if gain shaping occurs. We analyze numerically the possibility of spectral preshaping in order to prevent gain shaping and nonlinear distortion due to SPM.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Fiber Lasers

History
Original Manuscript: November 1, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: July 19, 2007

Citation
T. Schreiber, D. Schimpf, D. Müller, F. Röser, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Influence of pulse shape in self-phase-modulation-limited chirped pulse fiber amplifier systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1809-1814 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-24-8-1809

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