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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2005
  • pp: 436–438

20-kW peak power all-fiber 1.57-µm source based on compression in air-core photonic bandgap fiber, its frequency doubling, and broadband generation from 430 to 1450 nm

C. J. S. de Matos, R. E. Kennedy, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 4, pp. 436-438 (2005)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.30.000436


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Abstract

We demonstrate an ultrashort all-fiber-integrated chirped-pulse amplification system yielding 1-ps pulses with 20 kW of peak power. 40-ps initial pulses generated by an externally modulated laser diode are chirped by self-phase modulation in a conventional fiber, amplified, and compressed in 110 m of air-core photonic bandgap fiber. The compressed pulses are frequency doubled in a periodically poled KTP crystal with up to 48% efficiency and applied to supercontinuum generation in a holey fiber, resulting in a high-power uniform continuum that stretches from 430 to 1450 nm.

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OCIS Codes
(060.4370) Fiber optics and optical communications : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7120) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast phenomena

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C. J. S. de Matos, R. E. Kennedy, S. V. Popov, and J. R. Taylor, "20-kW peak power all-fiber 1.57-µm source based on compression in air-core photonic bandgap fiber, its frequency doubling, and broadband generation from 430 to 1450 nm," Opt. Lett. 30, 436-438 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-30-4-436

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