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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2014
  • pp: 33–37

Generation of 150  W average and 1  MW peak power picosecond pulses from a rod-type fiber master oscillator power amplifier

Zhi Zhao, Bruce M. Dunham, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 33-37 (2014)

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We report on the direct amplification of picosecond pulses to megawatt peak power and 150 W average power using a Yb-doped rod-type fiber master oscillator power amplifier. 3 ps pulses at 50 MHz repetition rate are amplified in a 55 cm rod-type fiber amplifier to produce linearly polarized pulses with 3 μJ pulse energy and 1 MW peak power. These results extend megawatt picosecond fiber amplifiers to the 100 W average power regime for the first time. Frequency doubling of the pulses yields 70 W green average power, 1.4 μJ pulse energy, and 500 kW peak power.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: November 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 11, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 12, 2013
Published: December 4, 2013

Zhi Zhao, Bruce M. Dunham, and Frank W. Wise, "Generation of 150  W average and 1  MW peak power picosecond pulses from a rod-type fiber master oscillator power amplifier," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 33-37 (2014)

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