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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2848–2854

Dynamics of fiber optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers

Damien Bigourd, Laure Lago, Alexandre Kudlinski, Emmanuel Hugonnot, and Arnaud Mussot  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 11, pp. 2848-2854 (2011)

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We numerically and experimentally investigate the complete dynamics of the amplification process occurring in fiber optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers. We show that, in the linear amplification regime, more than 30% of the pump can be converted into the signal with a very good temporal contrast higher than 65 dB . Under strong saturation, this efficiency is kept constant but the temporal contrast of the signal significantly degrades.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 26, 2011
Published: November 1, 2011

Damien Bigourd, Laure Lago, Alexandre Kudlinski, Emmanuel Hugonnot, and Arnaud Mussot, "Dynamics of fiber optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2848-2854 (2011)

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