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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 22, Iss. 3 — Feb. 10, 2014
  • pp: 2459–2464

Monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system for millijoule femtosecond pulse generation at 1.55 µm

Xiang Peng, Kyungbum Kim, Michael Mielke, Stephen Jennings, Gordon Masor, Dave Stohl, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Dan T. Nguyen, Dan Rhonehouse, Jie Zong, Dmitriy Churin, and N. Peyghambarian  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 3, pp. 2459-2464 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.002459


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Abstract

A monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system that generates sub-500 fs pulses with 913 µJ pulse energy and 4.4 W average power at 1.55 µm wavelength has recently been demonstrated. The estimated peak power for the system output approached 1.9 GW. The pulses were near diffraction-limited and near transform-limited, benefiting from the straight and short length of the booster amplifier as well as adaptive phase shaping for the overall mitigation of the nonlinear phase accumulation. The booster amplifier employs an Er3+-doped large mode area high efficiency media fiber just 28 cm in length with a fundamental mode (LP01) diameter of 54 µm and a corresponding effective mode area of 2290 µm2.

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

ToC Category:
Short Pulse Sources

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: January 15, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 2014
Published: January 29, 2014

Virtual Issues
2013 Advanced Solid State Lasers (2013) Optics Express

Citation
Xiang Peng, Kyungbum Kim, Michael Mielke, Stephen Jennings, Gordon Masor, Dave Stohl, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Dan T. Nguyen, Dan Rhonehouse, Jie Zong, Dmitriy Churin, and N. Peyghambarian, "Monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system for millijoule femtosecond pulse generation at 1.55 µm," Opt. Express 22, 2459-2464 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-22-3-2459


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