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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20484–20496

Amplification and compression of temporally shaped picosecond pulses in Yb-doped rod-type fibers

S. Pierrot and F. Salin  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20484-20496 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.020484


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Abstract

We report on a new technique to produce high power sub-picosecond pulses from a fiber amplifier. We use parabolic pulse shaping of 27ps transform-limited pulses in order to control nonlinear effects in the fiber amplifier. 63MW, 780fs pulses with 25W average power were obtained, and ways to scale the technique to higher peak powers were identified.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2013
Published: August 23, 2013

Citation
S. Pierrot and F. Salin, "Amplification and compression of temporally shaped picosecond pulses in Yb-doped rod-type fibers," Opt. Express 21, 20484-20496 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-17-20484


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