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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2004
  • pp: 679–681

Chirped pulse amplification with a nonlinearly chirped fiber Bragg grating matched to the Treacy compressor

G. Imeshev, I. Hartl, and M. E. Fermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 7, pp. 679-681 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.000679


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Abstract

We demonstrate a fiber chirped pulse amplification system that uses an engineered nonlinearly chirped fiber Bragg grating stretcher dispersion matched to the Treacy compressor. The seed pulses at 1558 nm are stretched to 720 ps, amplified by more than 50 dB to 6.5-mu;J energy, and recompressed to 940 fs. After almost 1000 times compression the pulses are within 30% of the bandwidth limit and have a contrast ratio of better than 30 dB.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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G. Imeshev, I. Hartl, and M. E. Fermann, "Chirped pulse amplification with a nonlinearly chirped fiber Bragg grating matched to the Treacy compressor," Opt. Lett. 29, 679-681 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-7-679

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