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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 12 — Jun. 13, 2005
  • pp: 4717–4722

High energy femtosecond Yb cubicon fiber amplifier

Lawrence Shah, Zhenlin Liu, Ingmar Hartl, Gennady Imeshev, Gyu C. Cho, and Martin E. Fermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 12, pp. 4717-4722 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.004717


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Abstract

The generation of cubicon pulses from an Yb fiber chirped pulse amplification system at pulse energies up to 200 µJ is demonstrated. After pulse compression 650 fs pulses with a pulse energy of 100 µJ are obtained, where pulse compression relies on the compensation of third-order dispersion mismatch between the stretcher and compressor via self-phase modulation of the cubicon pulses in the fiber amplifier. Values of self-phase modulation well in excess of π can be tolerated for cubicon pulses, allowing for the nonlinear compensation of very large levels of dispersion mismatch between pulse stretcher and compressor.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
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History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 5, 2005
Published: June 13, 2005

Citation
Lawrence Shah, Zhenlin Liu, Ingmar Hartl, Gennady Imeshev, Gyu Cho, and Martin Fermann, "High energy femtosecond Yb cubicon fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 4717-4722 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-12-4717


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