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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2011
  • pp: 3383–3385

Fiber amplification of pulse bursts up to 20 μJ pulse energy at 1 kHz repetition rate

H. Kalaycioglu, K. Eken, and F. Ö. Ilday  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 17, pp. 3383-3385 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.003383


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Abstract

We demonstrate burst-mode operation of a polarization-maintaining Yb-doped fiber amplifier. Groups of pulses with a temporal spacing of 10 ns and 1 kHz overall repetition rate are amplified to an average pulse energy of 20 μJ and total burst energy of 0.25 mJ . The pulses are externally compressed to 400 fs . The amplifier is synchronously pulsed–pumped to minimize amplified spontaneous emission between the bursts. We characterize the influence of pump pulse duration, pump-to-signal delay, and signal burst length.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise
(140.3425) Lasers and laser optics : Laser stabilization

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2011
Published: August 23, 2011

Citation
H. Kalaycioglu, K. Eken, and F. Ö. Ilday, "Fiber amplification of pulse bursts up to 20 μJpulse energy at 1 kHz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 36, 3383-3385 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-36-17-3383


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