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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 13, Iss. 4 — Feb. 21, 2005
  • pp: 1221–1227

Large-mode-area erbium-ytterbium-doped photonic-crystal fiber amplifier for high-energy femtosecond pulses at 1.55 µm

Akira Shirakawa, Jun Ota, Mitsuru Musha, Ken’ichi Nakagawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Jacob Riis Folkenberg, and Jes Broeng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 13, Issue 4, pp. 1221-1227 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OPEX.13.001221


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Abstract

We report a high-energy femtosecond fiber amplifier based on an air-cladded single-transverse-mode erbium-ytterbium-codoped photonic-crystal fiber with a 26-µm mode-field-diameter. 700-fs, 47-MHz pulses at 1557 nm were amplified and compressed to near-transform-limited 100-fs, 7.4-nJ pulses with 54-kW peak powers without chirped-pulse amplification. A linearly polarized output with an extinction ratio exceeding 42 dB was obtained by double-pass configuration. As an application, supercontinuum spanning from 1000 to 2500 nm was generated by a successive 2-m high-nonlinear fiber with a 140-mW average power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2430) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, single-mode
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons

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History
Original Manuscript: January 7, 2005
Revised Manuscript: January 5, 2005
Published: February 21, 2005

Citation
Akira Shirakawa, Jun Ota, Mitsuru Musha, Ken’ichi Nakagawa, Ken-ichi Ueda, Jacob Riis Folkenberg, and Jes Broeng, "Large-mode-area erbium-ytterbium-doped photonic-crystal fiber amplifier for high-energy femtosecond pulses at 1.55 µm," Opt. Express 13, 1221-1227 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-13-4-1221


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