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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 21 — Oct. 16, 2006
  • pp: 9611–9616

High-power, high repetition rate picosecond and femtosecond sources based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of VECSELs

P. Dupriez, C. Finot, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, J. Nilsson, D. J. Richardson, K. G. Wilcox, H. D. Foreman, and A. C. Tropper  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 21, pp. 9611-9616 (2006)

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Picosecond pulses at gigahertz repetition rates from two different passively mode-locked VECSELs are amplified to high powers in cascaded ytterbium doped fiber amplifiers. Small differences in pulse durations between the two VECSELs led to amplification in different nonlinear regimes. The shorter 0.5 ps pulses could be amplified to 53 W of average power in the parabolic pulse regime. This was confirmed by excellent pulse compression down to 110 fs. The VECSEL producing longer 4.6 ps pulses was amplified in an SPM dominated regime up to 200 W of average power but with poor recompressed pulse quality.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: July 5, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 31, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2006
Published: October 16, 2006

Pascal Dupriez, Christophe Finot, Andy Malinowski, Jayanta K. Sahu, Johan Nilsson, David J. Richardson, Keith G. Wilcox, Hannah D. Foreman, and Anne C. Tropper, "High-power, high repetition rate picosecond and femtosecond sources based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of VECSELs," Opt. Express 14, 9611-9616 (2006)

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