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  • Editor: Anthony J Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2007
  • pp: 871–873

Divided-pulse amplification of ultrashort pulses

Shian Zhou, Frank W. Wise, and Dimitre G. Ouzounov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 7, pp. 871-873 (2007)

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We propose and demonstrate a new approach, to the best of our knowledge, for avoiding nonlinear effects in the amplification of ultrashort optical pulses. The initial pulse is divided longitudinally into a sequence of lower-energy pulses that are otherwise identical to the original, except for the polarization. The low-intensity pulses are amplified and then recombined to create a final intense pulse. This divided-pulse amplification complements techniques based on dispersion management.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.5550) Ultrafast optics : Pulses
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 25, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2006
Published: March 5, 2007

Shian Zhou, Frank W. Wise, and Dimitre G. Ouzounov, "Divided-pulse amplification of ultrashort pulses," Opt. Lett. 32, 871-873 (2007)

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