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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campilo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2520–2522

Generation of 63 fs 4.1 MW peak power pulses from a parabolic fiber amplifier operated beyond the gain bandwidth limit

D. N. Papadopoulos, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Druon, E. Mottay, E. Cormier, and P. Georges  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 17, pp. 2520-2522 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002520


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Abstract

We report the generation of 63 fs pulses of 290 nJ energy and 4.1 MW peak power at 1050 nm based on the use of a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped fiber parabolic amplification system. We demonstrate that operation of the amplifier beyond the gain bandwidth limit plays a key role on the sufficient recompressibility of the pulses in a standard grating pair compressor. This results from the accumulated asymmetric nonlinear spectral phase and the good overall third-order dispersion compensation in the system.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 25, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 26, 2007
Published: August 17, 2007

Citation
D. N. Papadopoulos, Y. Zaouter, M. Hanna, F. Druon, E. Mottay, E. Cormier, and P. Georges, "Generation of 63 fs 4.1 MW peak power pulses from a parabolic fiber amplifier operated beyond the gain bandwidth limit," Opt. Lett. 32, 2520-2522 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-17-2520

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