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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2014
  • pp: 4466–4469

Self-phase modulation compensation in a regenerative amplifier using cascaded second-order nonlinearities

C. Dorrer, R. G. Roides, J. Bromage, and J. D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 15, pp. 4466-4469 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004466


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Abstract

Self-phase modulation limits the amplification of short optical pulses because of spatial self-focusing and spectral broadening. Cascaded nonlinearities are theoretically and experimentally investigated for intracavity nonlinearity compensation in a neodymium-doped yttrium-lithium-fluoride (Nd:YLF) regenerative amplifier. Experimental results are in good agreement with simulations. Spectral broadening is significantly reduced, allowing for efficient amplification in a Nd:YLF power amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 4, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2014
Published: July 24, 2014

Citation
C. Dorrer, R. G. Roides, J. Bromage, and J. D. Zuegel, "Self-phase modulation compensation in a regenerative amplifier using cascaded second-order nonlinearities," Opt. Lett. 39, 4466-4469 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-15-4466


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