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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2011
  • pp: 241–243

High-peak-power nanosecond pulse generation by stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression in a seeded Yb-doped fiber amplifier

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, and S. Girard  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 2, pp. 241-243 (2011)

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We demonstrate the generation of nanosecond and multikilowatt peak-power pulses in a double-clad Yb-doped fiber amplifier seeded by a spectrally narrowed gain-switched laser diode. Injected pulses with 100 ns duration were simultaneously compressed and amplified by the combination of high amplifier gain and stimulated Brillouin scattering. A maximum peak power of 20 kW has been obtained, corresponding to a single-pass gain of + 57 dB in terms of peak power. Part of this output signal was also converted into IR continuum light by splicing a length of single-mode fiber at the end of the fiber amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(190.4370) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, fibers
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 8, 2010
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: November 26, 2010
Published: January 12, 2011

M. Laroche, H. Gilles, and S. Girard, "High-peak-power nanosecond pulse generation by stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression in a seeded Yb-doped fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 36, 241-243 (2011)

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