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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 19 — Sep. 10, 2012
  • pp: 21627–21634

High peak-power stretcher-free femtosecond fiber amplifier using passive spatio-temporal coherent combining

L. Daniault, M. Hanna, D. N. Papadopoulos, Y. Zaouter, E. Mottay, F. Druon, and P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 19, pp. 21627-21634 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021627


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Abstract

We report on the passive coherent combining of up to 8 temporally and spatially separated ultrashort pulses amplified in a stretcher-free ytterbium-doped fiber system. An initial femtosecond pulse is split into 4 temporal replicas using divided-pulse amplification, and subsequently divided in two counter-propagating beams in a Sagnac interferometer containing a fiber amplifier. The spatio-temporal distribution of the peak-power inside the amplifier allows the generation of record 3.1 µJ and 50 fs pulses at 1 MHz of repetition rate with 52 MW of peak-power from a stretcher-free fiber amplifier and without additional nonlinear post-compression stages.

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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
(140.3298) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam combining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: May 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 28, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012

Citation
L. Daniault, M. Hanna, D. N. Papadopoulos, Y. Zaouter, E. Mottay, F. Druon, and P. Georges, "High peak-power stretcher-free femtosecond fiber amplifier using passive spatio-temporal coherent combining," Opt. Express 20, 21627-21634 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-19-21627


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