Abstract

We report the amplification of 10–100-pJ semiconductor diode pulses to an energy of 158  µJ and peak powers >100  kW in a multistage fiber amplifier chain based on a single-mode, large-mode-area erbium-doped amplifier design. To our knowledge these results represent the highest single-mode pulse energy extracted from any doped-fiber system.

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  1. V. P. Gaspontsev, V. V. Fomin, and I. E. Samartsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 209.
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    [CrossRef]
  3. A. Galvanauskas, Generation, Amplification and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, Proc. SPIE2377, 117 (1995).
    [CrossRef]
  4. J. Nilsson and B. Jaskorzynska, Opt. Lett. 18, 2099 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  5. B. Desthieux, R. I. Laming, and D. N. Payne, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 586 (1993).
    [CrossRef]
  6. D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

1994

D. Rafizadeh and R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 30, 317 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1993

J. Nilsson and B. Jaskorzynska, Opt. Lett. 18, 2099 (1993).
[CrossRef]

B. Desthieux, R. I. Laming, and D. N. Payne, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 586 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Desthieux, B.

B. Desthieux, R. I. Laming, and D. N. Payne, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 586 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Dong, L.

D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

Fomin, V. V.

V. P. Gaspontsev, V. V. Fomin, and I. E. Samartsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 209.

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas, Generation, Amplification and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, Proc. SPIE2377, 117 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

Gaspontsev, V. P.

V. P. Gaspontsev, V. V. Fomin, and I. E. Samartsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 209.

Harter, D.

D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

Jaskorzynska, B.

Jopson, R. M.

D. Rafizadeh and R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 30, 317 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Laming, R. I.

B. Desthieux, R. I. Laming, and D. N. Payne, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 586 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

Payne, D. N.

B. Desthieux, R. I. Laming, and D. N. Payne, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 586 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Rafizadeh, D.

D. Rafizadeh and R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 30, 317 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Richardson, D. J.

D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

Samartsev, I. E.

V. P. Gaspontsev, V. V. Fomin, and I. E. Samartsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 209.

Taverner, D.

D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

B. Desthieux, R. I. Laming, and D. N. Payne, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 586 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett.

D. Rafizadeh and R. M. Jopson, Electron. Lett. 30, 317 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Other

V. P. Gaspontsev, V. V. Fomin, and I. E. Samartsev, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 209.

A. Galvanauskas, Generation, Amplification and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, Proc. SPIE2377, 117 (1995).
[CrossRef]

D. Taverner, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, D. J. Richardson, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol.  9 of 1996 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1996), p. 496.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup: AOM's, acousto-optic modulators; ISO, bulk isolator; BPF, wavelength-tunable bandpass filter; f1, f2, focusing optics matched to the NA of the large-mode-area EDFA; LD, laser diode. Points  1–3 correspond to the positions of temporal measurements presented in Fig.  3.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

100-ns pulse output spectra from fibers  A and B at a repetition rate of 1  kHz, corresponding to pulse energies of 158 and 123  µJ, respectively.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal pulse forms obtained at points  1–3 in the system (see Fig.  1) for a 10-ns square-shaped input pulse.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Output power (open data points) and pulse energy (filled data points) versus input repetition rate for 10-ns (squares) and 100-ns (circles) input pulses.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Output pulse energy (filled circles) and final-stage gain (squares) versus input pulse energy for 10-ns input pulses at a 1-kHz repetition rate.

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