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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2013
  • pp: 106–108

Femtosecond fiber chirped- and divided-pulse amplification system

Yoann Zaouter, Florent Guichard, Louis Daniault, Marc Hanna, Franck Morin, Clemens Hönninger, Eric Mottay, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 2, pp. 106-108 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.000106


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Abstract

We implement both chirped pulse amplification and divided pulse amplification in the same femtosecond fiber amplifier setup. This scheme allows an equivalent stretched pulse duration of 2.4 ns in a compact tabletop system. The generation of 77 W of compressed average power at 4.8 MHz, together with 320 fs and 430 μJ pulses at a repetition rate of 96 kHz, is demonstrated using a distributed mode-filtering, rod-type, ytterbium-doped fiber. Limitations in the temporal recombining efficiency due to gain saturation inside the fiber amplifier are identified.

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OCIS Codes
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 10, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 10, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

Citation
Yoann Zaouter, Florent Guichard, Louis Daniault, Marc Hanna, Franck Morin, Clemens Hönninger, Eric Mottay, Frédéric Druon, and Patrick Georges, "Femtosecond fiber chirped- and divided-pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 38, 106-108 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-2-106

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