Abstract

220-fs pulses with energies of 100 μJ have been generated by use of two different configurations of diode-pumped Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems. Energy scaling was demonstrated with 25μm-core diameter fibers, in which stable diffraction-limited output M21.1 was achieved. A two-stage fiber-amplifier system produced average powers of up to 5.5  W at 1MHz pulse-repetition rate. A double-pass configuration provided 53-dB gain in a single Yb-fiber amplifier stage, thus eliminating the necessity for multiple amplification stages as well as the need for using polarization-preserving fibers.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD2.

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J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 475–476.

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Fejer, M. M.

Fermann, M. E.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD2.

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G. C. Cho, A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 118.

Fibich, G.

Gaeta, A. L.

Galvanauskas, A.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, M. L. Stock, K. K. Wong, D. Harter, and L. Goldberg, Opt. Lett. 24, 1426 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, M. A. Arbore, M. M. Fejer, and D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 23, 1695 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1053 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, P. Blixt, J. A. Tellefsen, and D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 19, 1043 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 475–476.

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A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD2.

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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) pp. 496–497.

Gambling, W. A.

W. A. Gambling, D. N. Payne, and H. Matsumura, Electron. Lett. 9, 412 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Goldberg, L.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, M. L. Stock, K. K. Wong, D. Harter, and L. Goldberg, Opt. Lett. 24, 1426 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Hariharan, A.

A. Galvanauskas, A. Hariharan, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, in Twelfth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 43 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 102–104.

Harter, D.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, M. L. Stock, K. K. Wong, D. Harter, and L. Goldberg, Opt. Lett. 24, 1426 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, M. A. Arbore, M. M. Fejer, and D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 23, 1695 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1053 (1995).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, P. Blixt, J. A. Tellefsen, and D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 19, 1043 (1994).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 475–476.

A. Galvanauskas, A. Hariharan, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, in Twelfth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 43 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 102–104.

A. Galvanauskas, A. Heaney, T. Erdogan, and D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998) p. 362.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD2.

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) pp. 496–497.

G. C. Cho, A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 118.

Heaney, A.

A. Galvanauskas, A. Heaney, T. Erdogan, and D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998) p. 362.

Henry, W. M.

J. D. Love and W. M. Henry, Electron. Lett. 22, 912 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Love, J. D.

J. D. Love and W. M. Henry, Electron. Lett. 22, 912 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Matsumura, H.

W. A. Gambling, D. N. Payne, and H. Matsumura, Electron. Lett. 9, 412 (1973).
[CrossRef]

Minelly, J. D.

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 475–476.

Payne, D. N.

W. A. Gambling, D. N. Payne, and H. Matsumura, Electron. Lett. 9, 412 (1973).
[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) pp. 496–497.

Stock, M. L.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, M. L. Stock, K. K. Wong, D. Harter, and L. Goldberg, Opt. Lett. 24, 1426 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD2.

G. C. Cho, A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 118.

Sugden, K.

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1053 (1995).
[CrossRef]

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) pp. 496–497.

Tellefsen, J. A.

Tempea, G.

G. Tempea and T. Brabec, Opt. Lett. 23, 762, 1286 (1998).

Wong, K. K.

M. E. Fermann, A. Galvanauskas, M. L. Stock, K. K. Wong, D. Harter, and L. Goldberg, Opt. Lett. 24, 1426 (1999).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, D. Harter, K. Sugden, and I. Bennion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 66, 1053 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Electron. Lett. (2)

W. A. Gambling, D. N. Payne, and H. Matsumura, Electron. Lett. 9, 412 (1973).
[CrossRef]

J. D. Love and W. M. Henry, Electron. Lett. 22, 912 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (6)

Other (6)

A. Galvanauskas, A. Heaney, T. Erdogan, and D. Harter, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998) p. 362.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Advanced Solid-State Lasers, H. Injeyan, U. Keller, and C. Marshall, eds., Vol. 34 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD2.

G. C. Cho, A. Galvanauskas, M. E. Fermann, M. L. Stock, and D. Harter, in Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), p. 118.

A. Galvanauskas, A. Hariharan, G. C. Cho, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, in Twelfth International Conference on Ultrafast Phenomena, Vol. 43 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), pp. 102–104.

J. D. Minelly, A. Galvanauskas, D. Harter, J. E. Caplen, and L. Dong, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 11 of 1997 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1997), pp. 475–476.

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) pp. 496–497.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Single-pass (a) and double-pass (b) Yb-fiber CPA systems.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Amplified output from a single-pass Yb amplifier as a function of coupled pump power. Pulse repetition rate, 1  MHz. PBS, polarizing beam splitter; SM, single mode.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured double-pass gain and output energy as a function of pulse-repetition rate for a double-pass Yb-fiber amplifier.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Autocorrelation trace and spectrum of amplified recompressed pulses.

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