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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 26 — Dec. 24, 2007
  • pp: 17494–17501

Simultaneous direct amplification and compression of picosecond pulses to 65-kW peak power without pulse break-up in erbium fiber

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, and Z. Várallyay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 26, pp. 17494-17501 (2007)

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Picosecond pulses at 1.56µmm wavelength are directly amplified with a diffraction limited beam quality in a core-pumped Er fiber with an 875µm2 effective area. The interplay between nonlinear spectral broadening and anomalous fiber dispersion compresses the input pulse duration during amplification so that 42 nJ energy pulses with ~65 kW peak power are achieved without pulse break-up.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.2410) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fibers, erbium

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2007
Revised Manuscript: October 22, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 28, 2007
Published: December 11, 2007

J. C. Jasapara, M. J. Andrejco, J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, and Z. Várallyay, "Simultaneous direct amplification and compression of picosecond pulses to 65-kW peak power without pulse break-up in erbium fiber," Opt. Express 15, 17494-17501 (2007)

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