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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 23 — Nov. 10, 2008
  • pp: 18869–18874

Diffraction limited amplification of picosecond pulses in 1170µm2 effective area erbium fiber

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


Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 23, pp. 18869-18874 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.16.018869


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Abstract

Robust fundamental mode propagation and amplification of picosecond pulses at 1.56µm wavelength is demonstrated in a core-pumped Er fiber with 1170µm2 effective area. Record peak power exceeding 120 kW, and 67 nJ pulse energy are achieved before the onset of pulse breakup. A small increase in input pulse energy results in a temporal collapse of the pulse center to 58 fs duration, with peak powers approaching 200 kW.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: August 19, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 13, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 13, 2008
Published: October 31, 2008

Citation
J. C. Jasapara, A. DeSantolo, J. W. Nicholson, A. D. Yablon, and Z. Várallyay, "Diffraction limited amplification of picosecond pulses in 1170μm2 effective area erbium fiber," Opt. Express 16, 18869-18874 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-16-23-18869


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