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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 23 — Nov. 18, 2013
  • pp: 29031–29042

Analysis of passively combined divided-pulse amplification as an energy-scaling concept

Marco Kienel, Arno Klenke, Tino Eidam, Martin Baumgartl, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 23, pp. 29031-29042 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.029031


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Abstract

The energy scaling of ultrashort-pulse systems employing simultaneously the techniques of chirped-pulse amplification and passively combined divided-pulse amplification is analyzed both experimentally and numerically. The maximum achievable efficiency is investigated and fundamental limitations originating from gain saturation, self-phase modulation and depolarization are discussed. A solution to these limitations could be an active stabilization scheme, which would allow for the operation of every single fiber amplifier at higher pulse energies.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(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: August 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2013
Published: November 15, 2013

Citation
Marco Kienel, Arno Klenke, Tino Eidam, Martin Baumgartl, Cesar Jauregui, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "Analysis of passively combined divided-pulse amplification as an energy-scaling concept," Opt. Express 21, 29031-29042 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-23-29031


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