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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3768–3773

A stretcher fiber for use in fs chirped pulse Yb amplifiers

Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Dan Jakobsen, Kim G. Jespersen, and Bera Pálsdóttir  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 4, pp. 3768-3773 (2010)

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A newly developed fiber for use in pulse stretchers for chirped pulse amplifiers working in the 1 μm wavelength range of Yb fiber amplifiers is reported. The fiber has a record high numerical third order to second order dispersion β32 ratio of −7.7 fs. The fiber has very good dispersion match to a grating compressor for second, third, and fourth order dispersion. By combining the stretcher fiber with an anomalous dispersion fiber working in a higher order mode, even higher β32 ratio of −16.8 fs is demonstrated. The combined module shows very good dispersion match to a grating compressor.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2280) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber design and fabrication
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(320.7140) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast processes in fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: January 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 3, 2010
Published: February 5, 2010

Lars Grüner-Nielsen, Dan Jakobsen, Kim G. Jespersen, and Bera Pálsdóttir, "A stretcher fiber for use in fs chirped pulse Yb amplifiers," Opt. Express 18, 3768-3773 (2010)

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