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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2011
  • pp: 1914–1916

Hollow-fiber compression of 6 mJ pulses from a continuous-wave diode-pumped single-stage Yb , Na : CaF 2 chirped pulse amplifier

G. Andriukaitis, D. Kartashov, D. Lorenc, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, J. Limpert, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Voronin, and A. Zheltikov  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 10, pp. 1914-1916 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001914


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Abstract

Here, 200 fs 6 mJ pulses from a cw diode-pumped Yb, Na : CaF 2 amplifier are spectrally broadened in an Ar- or Ne-filled hollow-core fiber and recompressed to 20 fs (Ar) and 35 fs (Ne) using a prism pair. The results of spectral broadening and phase measurement are in excellent agreement with numerical modeling based on the generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equation. The longer laser wavelength of 1030 nm permits favorable energy scaling for the hollow-fiber technique compared to ultrafast amplifiers operating at 800 nm .

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 16, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 17, 2011
Published: May 13, 2011

Citation
G. Andriukaitis, D. Kartashov, D. Lorenc, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. Giniūnas, R. Danielius, J. Limpert, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, A. Voronin, and A. Zheltikov, "Hollow-fiber compression of 6 mJ pulses from a continuous-wave diode-pumped single-stage Yb,Na:CaF2 chirped pulse amplifier," Opt. Lett. 36, 1914-1916 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-10-1914


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