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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12197–12203

Amplification of ultra-short optical pulses in a two-pump fiber optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier

Arnaud Mussot, Alexandre Kudlinski, Patrick Beaure d’Augères, and Emmanuel Hugonnot  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12197-12203 (2013)

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We demonstrate with realistic numerical simulations that fiber optical parametric chirped pulse amplification is able to amplify ultra-short optical pulses. Such amplifiers driven by two-pump waves can amplify pulse bandwidth twice as large as the one of a single pump configuration. We show that pulses as short as 50 fs can be directly amplified. In addition, we take benefit from the saturation regime to achieve spectral broadening which makes possible to reduce pulse duration down to 15 fs.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: November 21, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 24, 2013
Published: May 10, 2013

Arnaud Mussot, Alexandre Kudlinski, Patrick Beaure d’Augères, and Emmanuel Hugonnot, "Amplification of ultra-short optical pulses in a two-pump fiber optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier," Opt. Express 21, 12197-12203 (2013)

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