Abstract

We report on a nonlinear preshaper that optimizes initial pulses for self-similar evolution in a next fiber amplifier. It consists of a pair of gratings and a segment of single-mode fiber (SMF). The grating pair provides negative chirp to make the pulses preshaped temporally and spectrally in the SMF. With this optimization, the self-similar amplification can be realized in a 2.2 m Yb-doped fiber in a large range of pump power. After amplification, the pulse can be dechirped to transform-limited pulses with 60fs pulse duration.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of the experimental setup. LD, laser diode and DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental results of the oscillator and numerical simulation results. (a) The black solid curves are the AC trace and the spectrum of the dechirped pulse output from the oscillator in experiment. The black dashed curves, the simulation results, are the AC trace and the spectrum of the pulse output from SMF. (b) The simulation results of spectra and AC traces after compression are presented. The black dashed curves are the AC and the spectrum of the dechirped pulse with optimization of the preshaper. The red solid curves are for pulses without optimization.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Results of pulses amplified by different pump power. (a)–(c) Output spectrum and (d)–(f) pulse shape retrieved by PICASO algorithm (black curves) and corresponding transmitted limited pulses (red dashed curves).

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Pulse duration and Strehl ratio of the dechirped pulse versus pump power.

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