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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2952–2954

Femtosecond Yb-fiber chirped-pulse-amplification system based on chirped-volume Bragg gratings

Guoqing Chang, Matthew Rever, Vadim Smirnov, Leonid Glebov, and Almantas Galvanauskas  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 19, pp. 2952-2954 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002952


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Abstract

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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OCIS Codes
(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: June 17, 2009
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: August 18, 2009
Published: September 24, 2009

Citation
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)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-19-2952


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