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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 22 — Nov. 4, 2013
  • pp: 25883–25889

200 W Diffraction limited, single-polarization, all-fiber picosecond MOPA

Peh Siong Teh, Richard J. Lewis, Shaif-ul Alam, and David J. Richardson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 22, pp. 25883-25889 (2013)

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A fully fiberized, single-polarization, gain-switched diode-seeded fiber master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system is demonstrated delivering 28ps pulses at variable repetition frequencies ranging from 53 MHz up to 858 MHz. An average signal output power of 200 W was achieved with good OSNR for all operating frequencies. A maximum pulse energy of 3.23 μJ at a repetition frequency of 53 MHz was achieved, corresponding to a pulse peak power of 107 kW. The extraction of higher pulse energy was limited primarily by the onset of nonlinear effects such as SRS which lead to compromised pulse quality at higher peak powers.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: August 20, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2013
Published: October 22, 2013

Peh Siong Teh, Richard J. Lewis, Shaif-ul Alam, and David J. Richardson, "200 W Diffraction limited, single-polarization, all-fiber picosecond MOPA," Opt. Express 21, 25883-25889 (2013)

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