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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 3 — Feb. 11, 2013
  • pp: 3897–3910

Femtosecond pulse spectral synthesis in coherently-spectrally combined multi-channel fiber chirped pulse amplifiers

Wei-zung Chang, Tong Zhou, Leo A. Siiman, and Almantas Galvanauskas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 3897-3910 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003897


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Abstract

We demonstrate coherent spectral beam combining and femtosecond pulse spectral synthesis using three parallel fiber chirped pulse amplifiers, each amplifying different ultrashort-pulse spectra. This proof-of-concept experiment opens a path to simultaneously overcome individual-amplifier energy and power limitations, as well as limitations on amplified pulse spectra due to the gain narrowing in a single fiber amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2013
Published: February 8, 2013

Citation
Wei-zung Chang, Tong Zhou, Leo A. Siiman, and Almantas Galvanauskas, "Femtosecond pulse spectral synthesis in coherently-spectrally combined multi-channel fiber chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Express 21, 3897-3910 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-3-3897


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