A 100 W amplified (75 W compressed) femtosecond (650 fs) Yb-fiber chirped-pulse-amplification system is demonstrated using broadband chirped-volume Bragg gratings (CVBGs) for the stretcher and compressor. With a 75% compression efficiency, the CVBG-based compressor exhibits an excellent average power handling capability and indicates the potential for further power scaling with this compact and robust technology.
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Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2009
Published: September 24, 2009
Guoqing Chang, Matthew Rever, Vadim Smirnov, Leonid Glebov, and Almantas Galvanauskas, "Femtosecond Yb-fiber chirped-pulse-amplification system based on chirped-volume Bragg gratings," Opt. Lett. 34, 2952-2954 (2009)