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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1999
  • pp: 566–568

High-power chirped-pulse all-fiber amplification system based on large-mode-area fiber gratings

N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, D. Taverner, J. E. Caplen, L. Dong, and M. Ibsen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 8, pp. 566-568 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000566


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Abstract

We describe the fabrication of chirped gratings in a specially developed photosensitive large-mode-area fiber and report the use of these components in a picosecond all-fiber chirped-pulse-amplification circuit. We demonstrate the generation of microjoule energy pulses with peak powers in excess of 500 kW, which we believe to be a record peak power from an all-fiber system.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1590) Diffraction and gratings : Chirping
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

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N. G. R. Broderick, D. J. Richardson, D. Taverner, J. E. Caplen, L. Dong, and M. Ibsen, "High-power chirped-pulse all-fiber amplification system based on large-mode-area fiber gratings," Opt. Lett. 24, 566-568 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-8-566


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