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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2640–2642

Interplay of nonlinearity and gain shaping in femtosecond fiber amplifiers

Lyuba Kuznetsova, Andy Chong, and Frank W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 17, pp. 2640-2642 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.31.002640


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Abstract

A study of chirped-pulse amplification in the presence of large nonlinear phase shifts (as large as 12 π ) and finite gain bandwidth is presented. Numerical simulations that include the effect of nonlinearity, group-velocity dispersion, higher-order dispersion, and finite gain bandwidth predict the spectral signature of the interplay of nonlinearity with gain shaping. Experimental results obtained for up to 0.4 μ J pulse energies from a Yb fiber amplifier agree with the numerical calculations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2006
Published: August 9, 2006

Citation
Lyuba Kuznetsova, Andy Chong, and Frank W. Wise, "Interplay of nonlinearity and gain shaping in femtosecond fiber amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 31, 2640-2642 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-31-17-2640


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