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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2014
  • pp: 4671–4674

152  W average power Tm-doped fiber CPA system

Fabian Stutzki, Christian Gaida, Martin Gebhardt, Florian Jansen, Andreas Wienke, Uwe Zeitner, Frank Fuchs, Cesar Jauregui, Dieter Wandt, Dietmar Kracht, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 16, pp. 4671-4674 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.004671


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Abstract

A high-power thulium (Tm)-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system emitting a record compressed average output power of 152 W and 4 MW peak power is demonstrated. This result is enabled by utilizing Tm-doped photonic crystal fibers with mode-field diameters of 35 μm, which mitigate detrimental nonlinearities, exhibit slope efficiencies of more than 50%, and allow for reaching a pump-power-limited average output power of 241 W. The high-compression efficiency has been achieved by using multilayer dielectric gratings with diffraction efficiencies higher than 98%.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(060.5295) Fiber optics and optical communications : Photonic crystal fibers
(060.3510) Fiber optics and optical communications : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: June 6, 2014
Revised Manuscript: July 1, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: July 2, 2014
Published: August 5, 2014

Citation
Fabian Stutzki, Christian Gaida, Martin Gebhardt, Florian Jansen, Andreas Wienke, Uwe Zeitner, Frank Fuchs, Cesar Jauregui, Dieter Wandt, Dietmar Kracht, Jens Limpert, and Andreas Tünnermann, "152  W average power Tm-doped fiber CPA system," Opt. Lett. 39, 4671-4674 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-16-4671


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