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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 1 — Jan. 3, 2011
  • pp: 255–260

Fiber chirped-pulse amplification system emitting 3.8 GW peak power

Tino Eidam, Jan Rothhardt, Fabian Stutzki, Florian Jansen, Steffen Hädrich, Henning Carstens, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 1, pp. 255-260 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000255


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Abstract

We report on the experimental demonstration of a fiber chirped- pulse amplification system capable of generating nearly transform-limited sub 500 fs pulses with 2.2 mJ pulse energy at 11 W average power. The resulting record peak power of 3.8 GW could be achieved by combining active phase shaping with an efficient reduction of the acquired nonlinear phase. Therefore, we used an Ytterbium-doped large-pitch fiber with a mode field diameter of 105 µm as the main amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: October 29, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: December 22, 2010

Citation
Tino Eidam, Jan Rothhardt, Fabian Stutzki, Florian Jansen, Steffen Hädrich, Henning Carstens, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Fiber chirped-pulse amplification system emitting 3.8 GW peak power," Opt. Express 19, 255-260 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-1-255


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