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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4493–4498

Non-collinear CPOPA seeded by an Yb3+-doped self-starting passive mode-locked fiber laser

Hongying Wang, Hongjun Liu, Xiaoli Li, and Wei Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4493-4498 (2007)

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Using a home-made seed at 1053 nm from a Yb3+-doped passively mode-locked fiber laser of 1.5 nJ/pulse, 362 ps pulse duration with a repetition rate of 3.842 MHz, a compact, low cost, stable and excellent beam quality non-collinear chirped pulse optical parametric amplifier omitting the bulky pulse stretcher has been demonstrated. A gain higher than 4.0×106, single pulse energy exceeding 6 mJ with fluctuations less than 2% rms, 14 nm amplified signal spectrum and recompressed pulse duration of 525 fs are achieved. This provides a novel and simple amplification scheme.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Hongying Wang, Hongjun Liu, Xiaoli Li, and Wei Zhao, "Non-collinear CPOPA seeded by an Yb3+-doped self-starting passive mode-locked fiber laser," Opt. Express 15, 4493-4498 (2007)

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