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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 24 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 3332–3337

All fiber chirped-pulse amplification system based on compression in air-guiding photonic bandgap fiber

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 24, pp. 3332-3337 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.11.003332


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Abstract

We report on the experimental demonstration of an all fiber chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) system based on a step-index fiber stretcher and an air-guiding photonic crystal fiber compressor. The ultrafast fiber laser system produces an average power of 6.0 W with 100-fs pulses at 73 MHz, what corresponds to a peak power out of the compressor fiber of 0.82 MW. This completely fiber integrated approach has the potential to be scaled to significantly higher peak powers.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

History
Original Manuscript: September 25, 2003
Revised Manuscript: November 23, 2003
Published: December 1, 2003

Citation
J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, "All fiber chirped-pulse amplification system based on compression in air-guiding photonic bandgap fiber," Opt. Express 11, 3332-3337 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-11-24-3332


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