Abstract

We report on an air-clad large-core single-transverse-mode ytterbium-doped photonic crystal fiber with a mode-field-diameter of 35 µm, corresponding to a mode-field-area of ~1000 µm2. In a first experiment this fiber is used to amplify 10-ps pulses to a peak power of 60 kW without significant spectral broadening due to self-phase modulation allowing for the frequency up-conversion of these pulses using narrow-bandwidth phase matched nonlinear crystals.

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CLEO 1999 (1)

J.A. Alvarez-Chavez, A.B. Grudinin, J. Nilsson, P.W. Turner, and W.A. Clarkson, �??Mode selection in high power cladding pumped fiber lasers with tapered sections,�?? in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (1999) page 247.

CLEO 2004 (1)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, Ch. Jacobsen, H. Simonsen and N.A. Mortensen, �??Extended large-mode-area single-mode microstructured fiber laser," Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2004, San Francisco, session CMS.

Electron. Lett. (1)

M.D. Nielsen, J.R. Folkenberg, and N.A. Mortensen, �??Singlemode photonic crystal fibre with effective area of 600 µm2 and low bending loss,�?? Electron. Lett. 39, 25, 1802 (2003).
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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).

J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

N.A. Mortensen and J.R. Folkenberg, �??Low-loss criterion and effective area considerations for photonic crystal fibers,�?? J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 5, 163 (2003).
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