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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 4850–4855

Generation of 110 W infrared and 65 W green power from a 1.3-GHz sub-picosecond fiber amplifier

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


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 4850-4855 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.004850


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Abstract

A fiber amplifier that generates nearly transform-limited sub-picosecond pulses and greater than 100 W average power at 1.3-GHz repetition rate is described. Modest stretching of the seed pulses allows the amplifier to be operated in the linear regime. The amplified and dechirped pulses exhibit excellent beam quality, and can be frequency-doubled to produce green pulses at 65 W average power. Detailed characterization of the performance is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: February 13, 2012

Citation
Zhi Zhao, Bruce M. Dunham, Ivan Bazarov, and Frank W. Wise, "Generation of 110 W infrared and 65 W green power from a 1.3-GHz sub-picosecond fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 20, 4850-4855 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-5-4850


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