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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: 2870–2872

Cavity-enhanced similariton Yb-fiber laser frequency comb: 3 × 10 14 W cm 2 peak intensity at 136 MHz

I. Hartl, T. R. Schibli, A. Marcinkevicius, D. C. Yost, D. D. Hudson, M. E. Fermann, and Jun Ye  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 19, pp. 2870-2872 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.002870


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Abstract

We report on a passive cavity-enhanced Yb-fiber laser frequency comb generating 230 MW of peak power ( 3 kW of average power) at a 136 MHz pulse repetition rate. The intracativy peak intensity of 3 × 10 14 W cm 2 for the 95 fs pulse is sufficient to ionize noble gases, such as Xe, Kr, or Ar. The laser system is based on a mode-locked Yb-fiber similariton oscillator in conjunction with a cladding-pumped chirped-pulse fiber amplifier. After recompression, 75 fs duration pulses at a 13.1 W average power are obtained. These pulses are then coherently added inside a passive ring cavity by controlling the fiber oscillator’s pulse repetition rate and carrier-envelope offset frequency. This system is well suited for studying high-field phenomena at very high pulse repetition rates.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 13, 2007
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: August 27, 2007
Published: September 27, 2007

Citation
I. Hartl, T. R. Schibli, A. Marcinkevicius, D. C. Yost, D. D. Hudson, M. E. Fermann, and Jun Ye, "Cavity-enhanced similariton Yb-fiber laser frequency comb: 3×1014 W/cm2 peak intensity at 136 MHz," Opt. Lett. 32, 2870-2872 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-19-2870


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