Abstract

A series of experiments aimed at determining the maximum pulse energy that can be produced by a femtosecond fiber laser is reported. Exploiting modes of pulse propagation that avoid wave breaking in a Yb fiber laser allows pulse energies up to 14nJ to be achieved. The pulses can be dechirped to sub-100-fs duration to produce peak powers that reach 100kW. The limitations to the maximum pulse energy are discussed.

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Jacobson, J.

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Lim, H.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of a fiber laser: HWP, half-wave plate; QWP, quarter-wave plate; WDM, wavelength division multiplexer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Spectra of 14 nJ pulses transmitted (dotted curve) and rejected (solid curve) from the NPE port in self-similar operation. (b) Dechirped autocorrelation of pulses rejected from the NPE port. Inset, intensity autocorrelation of the chirped output pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectra of 13 nJ pulses transmitted (dotted curve) and rejected (solid curve) from the NPE port. (b) Dechirped autocorrelation of pulses rejected from the NPE port. Inset, intensity autocorrelation of the chirped output pulse.

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