We report the amplification of 10–100-pJ semiconductor diode pulses to an energy of 158 µJ and peak powers >100 kW in a multistage fiber amplifier chain based on a single-mode, large-mode-area erbium-doped amplifier design. To our knowledge these results represent the highest single-mode pulse energy extracted from any doped-fiber system.
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D. Taverner, D. J. Richardson, L. Dong, J. E. Caplen, K. Williams, and R. V. Penty, "158-µJ pulses from a single-transverse-mode, large-mode-area erbium-doped fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 22, 378-380 (1997)