Abstract

The saturation characteristics of pulse amplification in an ytterbium-doped fiber are studied. The highest pulse energy obtained is 12 μJ at a repetition rate of 1 kHz. Even with gain narrowing, the fiber is capable of amplifying the bandwidth of 100-fs pulses at 1 μm.

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H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
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1993

1992

E. Desurvire, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 711 (1992).
[CrossRef]

1985

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Allais, I.

Barber, P. R.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Blixt, P.

Carman, R. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Dawes, J. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Desurvire, E.

E. Desurvire, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 711 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Du, D.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Elner, V.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Galvanauskas, A.

Guttmann, G.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Hanna, D. C.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Harter, D.

Kurtz, R.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Liu, X.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Mackechnie, C. J.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Mazataud, E.

Migus, A.

Mourou, G.

C. Rouyer, E. Mazataud, I. Allais, A. Pierre, S. Seznec, C. Sauteret, G. Mourou, A. Migus, Opt. Lett. 18, 214 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Norris, T.

Pask, H. M.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Pierre, A.

Rouyer, C.

Sauteret, C.

Seznec, S.

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), Chap. 13,p. 552.

Sosnowski, T.

Squier, J.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

Stephens, P.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tellefsen, J. A.

Tropper, A. C.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron.

H. M. Pask, R. J. Carman, D. C. Hanna, A. C. Tropper, C. J. Mackechnie, P. R. Barber, J. M. Dawes, IEEE J. Select. Topics Quantum Electron. 1, 2 (1995).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

E. Desurvire, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 4, 711 (1992).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

D. Strickland, G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), Chap. 13,p. 552.

D. Du, J. Squier, R. Kurtz, V. Elner, X. Liu, G. Guttmann, G. Mourou, in Ultrafast Phenomena IX, P. Barbara, W. Knox, G. Mourou, A. Zewail, eds. (Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1994), p. 254.
[CrossRef]

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for double-pass amplification. BS, 50:50 beam splitter at 500 nm; HR1's, high reflectors at 1 μm FI, Faraday isolator; HR2's, high reflectors at 900 nm; MO, 10× microscope objective; CS, cover slip; YD FA, 1-m Yb3+-doped fiber; Stretcher, 1.6-km fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Energy output energy as a function of input energy for repetition rates of 10 kHz (crosses), 50 kHz (squares), and 130 kHz (triangles). The curves are drawn as guides for the eye.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectra of the signal oscillator pulse (smooth curve) and the 11.8-μJ amplified output pulse bunch (jagged curve).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup for two-stage amplification. BS1, beam splitter at 500 nm; PS, pulse selector; BS2, beam splitter at 900 nm; YDFA1, 1-m Yb3+-doped fiber; YDFA2, 50-cm Yb3+ -doped fiber; MO's, 10× microscopes; HR1's, high reflectors at 1 μm; HR2's, high reflectors at 900 nm; FI, Faraday isolator.

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