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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 13 — Jun. 22, 2009
  • pp: 10835–10840

Distributed nonlinear fiber chirped-pulse amplifier system

Marc Hanna, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 13, pp. 10835-10840 (2009)

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A two-stage fiber-based femtosecond amplification system is presented, based on chirped-pulse amplification in highly nonlinear regime. The amount of self-phase modulation is separately adjusted in each stage selecting the proper stretching ratio in order to compensate gain narrowing. Analytical design rules are validated using numerical simulations. Our experimental implementation leads to the generation of high temporal quality 20 µJ 202 fs pulses at repetition rate of 200 kHz, a record duration at this energy level.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.5530) Nonlinear optics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: April 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 17, 2009
Published: June 12, 2009

Marc Hanna, Dimitris Papadopoulos, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges, "Distributed nonlinear fiber chirped-pulse amplifier system," Opt. Express 17, 10835-10840 (2009)

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