A chirped, 12-cm-long fiber Bragg grating with 10-nm spectral bandwidth was employed in place of a conventional diffraction grating pair compressor in a compact fiber-based high-energy chirped-pulse-amplification system. Initial nanosecond chirped pulses from a fast-tuned laser diode were compressed to produce 1.9-ps-long, 300-nJ pulses.
© 1996 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 17, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996
A. Galvanauskas, Peter A. Krug, and D. Harter, "Nanosecond-to-picosecond pulse compression with fiber gratings in a compact fiber-based chirped-pulse-amplification system," Opt. Lett. 21, 1049-1051 (1996)