Abstract

We study parametric amplification in optical fibers for chirped-pulse femtosecond laser systems. Compared to conventional OPCPA operating in bulk crystals, the fiber geometry offers a greater interaction length and spatial confinement, an increased flexibility in the choice of wavelengths for signal and pump beams, and the robustness of fiber setups. As opposed to rare-earth doped fibers, parametric amplifiers potentially provide wideband amplification in arbitrary regions of the spectrum. Numerical simulations are undertaken as a proof of principle for a picosecond 1064 nm pump and femtosecond 1025 nm signal. Guidelines for phase matching engineering are given, and limitations in spectral bandwidth and achievable pulse energy are discussed.

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C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, "Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8,538-547 (2002).

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J. Marcou, F. Brchet, Ph. Roy, "Design of weakly guiding Bragg fibres for chromatic dispersion shifting towards short wavelengths," Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 3,S144-S153 (2001).
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Lantz, E.

A. Durecu-Legrand, A. Mussot, C. Simonneau, D. Bayart, T. Sylvestre, E. Lantz, H. Maillotte, "Impact of pump phase modulation on system performance of fibre-optical parametric amplifiers," Electron. Lett. 41,350-352 (2005).
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A. Durecu-Legrand, A. Mussot, C. Simonneau, D. Bayart, T. Sylvestre, E. Lantz, H. Maillotte, "Impact of pump phase modulation on system performance of fibre-optical parametric amplifiers," Electron. Lett. 41,350-352 (2005).
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Wadsworth, W. J.

Westlund, M.

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Wong, G. K. L.

Yakovlev, V. S.

Electron. Lett. (1)

A. Durecu-Legrand, A. Mussot, C. Simonneau, D. Bayart, T. Sylvestre, E. Lantz, H. Maillotte, "Impact of pump phase modulation on system performance of fibre-optical parametric amplifiers," Electron. Lett. 41,350-352 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (2)

J. Hansryd, P. A. Andrekson, M. Westlund, J. Lie, and P.-O. Hedekvist, "Fiber-based optical parametric amplifiers and their applications," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8,506-520 (2002).

C. J. McKinstrie, S. Radic, and A. R. Chraplyvy, "Parametric amplifiers driven by two pump waves," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 8,538-547 (2002).

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics (1)

J. Marcou, F. Brchet, Ph. Roy, "Design of weakly guiding Bragg fibres for chromatic dispersion shifting towards short wavelengths," Journal of Optics A: Pure and Applied Optics 3,S144-S153 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (4)

Other (2)

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S. Fvrier, R. Jamier, J.-M. Blondy, S. L. Semjonov, M. E. Likhachev, M. M. Bubnov, E. M. Dianov, V. F. Khopin, M. Y. Salganskii, A. N. Guryanov, "Low Loss Large Mode Area Bragg Fibre," 31th European Conference on Optical Communication, Post Deadline paper PD Th4.4.3, Glasgow, United-Kingdom, 25-29 September 2005.

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