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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 5 — Mar. 2, 2009
  • pp: 3913–3922

High energy ultrashort pulses via hollow fiber compression of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system

S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 5, pp. 3913-3922 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.003913


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Abstract

A simple, robust and compact pulse compressor for high-repetition rate high-peak power fiber chirped pulse amplification systems is presented. We use noble-gas-filled hollow fibers for spectral broadening of the optical pulses via self-phase modulation. Subsequent compression with chirped mirrors shortens the pulses by more than a factor 10. Pulses shorter than 70 fs with pulse energies of the order of 100μJ have been obtained resulting in a peak power up to 1 GW at 30.3 kHz. Additionally, nonlinear polarization rotation has been used for temporal pulse cleaning during the nonlinear compression at 30.3 kHz and 100 kHz, respectively.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.7110) Nonlinear optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 16, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 2, 2009
Published: February 27, 2009

Citation
Steffen Hädrich, Jan Rothhardt, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "High energy ultrashort pulses via hollow fiber compression of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system," Opt. Express 17, 3913-3922 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-5-3913


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