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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4876–4882

Large-aperture chirped volume Bragg grating based fiber CPA system

Kai-Hsiu Liao, Ming-Yuan Cheng, Emilie Flecher, Vadim I. Smirnov, Leonid B. Glebov, and Almantas Galvanauskas  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4876-4882 (2007)

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A fiber chirped pulse amplification system at 1558nm was demonstrated using a large-aperture volume Bragg grating stretcher and compressor made of Photo-Thermal-Refractive (PTR) glass. Such PTR-glass based gratings represent a new type of pulse stretching and compressing devices which are compact, monolithic and optically efficient. Furthermore, since PTR glass technology enables volume gratings with transverse apertures which are large, homogeneous and scalable, it also enables high pulse energies and powers far exceeding those achievable with other existing compact pulse-compression technologies. Additionally, reciprocity of chirped gratings with respect to stretching and compression also enables to address a long-standing problem in CPA system design of stretcher-compressor dispersion mismatch.

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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: February 7, 2007
Revised Manuscript: March 24, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 29, 2007
Published: April 6, 2007

Kai-Hsiu Liao, Ming-Yuan Cheng, Emilie Flecher, Vadim I. Smirnov, Leonid B. Glebov, and Almantas Galvanauskas, "Large-aperture chirped volume Bragg grating based fiber CPA system," Opt. Express 15, 4876-4882 (2007)

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