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Optics Express

  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 22 — Oct. 31, 2005
  • pp: 8999–9002

1-mJ energy, 1-MW peak-power, 10-W average-power, spectrally narrow, diffraction-limited pulses from a photonic-crystal fiber amplifier

Christopher D. Brooks and Fabio Di Teodoro  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 22, pp. 8999-9002 (2005)

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We report on a diode-pumped master-oscillator/fiber-amplifier (MOFA) system consisting of a passively Q-switched, single-frequency Nd:LSB microchip laser that seeds a dual-stage Yb-doped fiber amplifier. A large-core, single-mode photonic crystal fiber was used for the final amplifier. The MOFA generated 1062nm wavelength, 1-ns long, ~10kHz repetition-rate, diffraction-limited pulses of energy >1mJ, peak power >1MW, average power >10W, and spectral linewidth ~9 GHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: October 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: October 21, 2005
Published: October 31, 2005

Christopher Brooks and Fabio Di Teodoro, "1-mJ energy, 1-MW peak-power, 10-W average-power, spectrally narrow, diffraction-limited pulses from a photonic-crystal fiber amplifier," Opt. Express 13, 8999-9002 (2005)

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