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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 2007
  • pp: 3495–3497

Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 24, pp. 3495-3497 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.003495


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Abstract

We report on an ytterbium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) system delivering millijoule level pulse energy at repetition rates above 100 kHz corresponding to an average power of more than 100 W . The compressed pulses are as short as 800 fs . As the main amplifier, an 80 μ m core diameter short length photonic crystal fiber is employed, which allows the generation of pulse energies up to 1.45 mJ with a B-integral as low as 7 at a stretched pulse duration of 2 ns . A stretcher–compressor unit consisting of dielectric diffraction gratings is capable of handling the average power without beam and pulse quality distortions. To our knowledge, we present the highest pulse energy ever extracted from fiber based femtosecond laser systems, and a nearly 2 orders of magnitude higher repetition rate than in previously published millijoule-level fiber CPA systems.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 17, 2007
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2007
Published: December 4, 2007

Citation
F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "Millijoule pulse energy high repetition rate femtosecond fiber chirped-pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 32, 3495-3497 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-24-3495


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