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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1797–1799

Femtosecond pulse amplification in cladding-pumped fibers

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, Z. J. Chen, and D. N. Payne  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 17, pp. 1797-1799 (1995)

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Femtosecond pulse amplification in a cladding-pumped fiber amplifier is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. Using a cladding-pumped erbium-doped fiber power amplifier and a passively mode-locked fiber seed oscillator in conjunction with an all-fiber chirped-pulse amplification system, we obtain 380-fs near-bandwidth-limited pulses with an average power of 260 mW. The pulse repetition rate is varied between 5 and 50 MHz, and pulse energies as high as 20 nJ are generated.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 8, 1995
Published: September 1, 1995

J. D. Minelly, J. E. Caplen, Z. J. Chen, A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. N. Payne, and D. Harter, "Femtosecond pulse amplification in cladding-pumped fibers," Opt. Lett. 20, 1797-1799 (1995)

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