Abstract

We report on the generation of linearly chirped parabolic pulses with 17-W average power at 75 MHz repetition rate and diffraction-limited beam quality in a large-mode-area ytterbium-doped fiber amplifier. Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica are applied to recompress these pulses down to 80-fs with an efficiency of 60%, resulting in a peak power of 1.7 MW. Power scaling limitations given by the amplifier bandwidth are discussed.

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Appl. Phys. B (1)

A. Liem, D. Nickel, J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, U. Griebner, S. Unger, A. Tünnermann, G. Korn, �??Highaverage power ultrafast fiber chirped pulse amplification system,�?? Appl. Phys. B 71, 889 (2000)

Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics (2)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Knoke, and H.Voelckel, �??High-average-power millijoule fiber amplifier system,�?? Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics, Long Beach, CA, 2002, paper CThX3.

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innenhofer, R. Paschotta, F. Morier-Genoud, U. Keller, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, V.E. Kisel, V.G. Shcherbitsky, and N.V. Kuleshov, �??240-fs pulses with 22-W average power from a passively mode-locked thin disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 laser,�?? Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Long Beach, CA, 2002, paper CME3.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, S. Höfer, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, S. Unger, S. Jetschke, H.-R.Müller, �??150W Nd/Yb codoped fiber laser at 1.1 µm,�?? Conference on Lasers and Electro-optics, Long Beach, CA, 2002, paper CThX1.

Conference on Lasers and Electroptics (1)

A. Galvanauskas, Z. Sartania, M. Bischoff, �??Millijoule femtosecond all-fiber system,�?? Conference on Lasers and Electroptics, Baltimore, MD, 2001, paper CMA1

Electron. Lett. (1)

V. Dominic, S. MacCormack, R. Waarts, S. Sanders, S. Bicknese, R. Dohle, E. Wolak, P.S. Yeh, E. Zucker, �??110 W fibre laser,�?? Electron. Lett. 35, 1158 (1999).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Galvanauskas, �??Mode-scalable fiber-based chirped pulse amplification systems,�?? IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, �??Power Scaling in Passively Mode-Locked Large-Mode Area Fiber Lasers,�?? IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998)
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Optical Fiber Communication Conference (1)

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B.C. McCollum, �??Double Clad, Offset Core Nd Fiber Laser,�?? Optical Fiber Communication Conference, PD5, 1988.

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Serie (1)

M.E. Fermann, M.L. Stock, A. Galvanauskas, G.C. Cho, and B.C. Thomson, �??Third-order dispersion control in ultrafast Yb fiber amplifiers,�?? in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, Vol. 50 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series, page 355 (2001).

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

M.E. Fermann, V.I. Kruglov, B.C. Thomson, J.M. Dudley, and J.D. Harvey, "Self-Similar Propagation and Amplification of Parabolic Pulses in Optical Fibers," Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

R. Trebino, K.W. DeLong, D.N. Fittinghoff, J.N. Sweetser, M.A. Krumbügel, and B.A. Richman, �??Measuring ultrashort laser pulses in the time-frequency domain using frequency-resolved optical gating,�?? Rev. Sci. Instrum. 68, 3277 (1997).
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J. Turunen, "Diffraction theory of microrelief gratings," in Micro-Optics, Elements, systems and applications, edited by H.P.Herzig (Taylor and Francis, Bristol, 1997)

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