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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2012
  • pp: 253–255

Generation of megawatt peak power picosecond pulses from a divided-pulse fiber amplifier

L. J. Kong, L. M. Zhao, S. Lefrancois, D. G. Ouzounov, C. X. Yang, and F. W. Wise  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 2, pp. 253-255 (2012)

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Control of nonlinearity is a challenge in fiber amplifiers designed to generate pulses of a few picoseconds duration, and as a result, picosecond fiber amplifiers have failed to reach peak power of 1MW. Divided-pulse amplification, combined with the use of circular polarization, allows the generation of 2.2ps pulses with energy as high as 2.5μJ and peak power of 1MW.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(320.7080) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast devices

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

Original Manuscript: October 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 29, 2011
Published: January 13, 2012

L. J. Kong, L. M. Zhao, S. Lefrancois, D. G. Ouzounov, C. X. Yang, and F. W. Wise, "Generation of megawatt peak power picosecond pulses from a divided-pulse fiber amplifier," Opt. Lett. 37, 253-255 (2012)

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