Abstract

Efficient generation of 76-W average power of 400-fs pulses at 75-MHz repetition rate by use of a diode-pumped ytterbium-doped double-clad fiber-based chirped-pulse amplification system is demonstrated. The key element in the system is a diffraction grating compressor consisting of highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica, allowing recompression at this high power level.

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2003 (1)

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

2002 (2)

2001 (1)

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000 (2)

J. P. Koplow, L. Goldberg, R. P. Moeller, and D. A. V. Kliner, Opt. Lett. 25, 442 (2000).
[CrossRef]

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1999 (1)

1998 (2)

L. Goldberg, J. P. Koplow, and D. A. V. Kliner, Opt. Lett. 23, 1037 (1998).
[CrossRef]

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997 (1)

J. Aus der Au, D. Kopf, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 22, 5, 307 (1997).

1985 (1)

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

Agrawal, G. P.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

Aschwanden, A.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Aus der Au, J.

J. Aus der Au, D. Kopf, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 22, 5, 307 (1997).

Broderick, N. G. R.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Brunner, F.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, F. Mourier-Genoud, U. Keller, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, and N. V. Kuleshov, Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Clausnitzer, T.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

Contag, K.

Dudley, J. M.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fermann, M. E.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Fuchs, H.-J.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gao, J.

Gapontsev, D. V.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Gapontsev, V. P.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Giesen, A.

Goldberg, L.

Hakimi, F.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Häring, R.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Harvey, J. D.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hönninger, C.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Innerhofer, E.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, F. Mourier-Genoud, U. Keller, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, and N. V. Kuleshov, Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Jupé, M.

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

Keller, U.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, F. Mourier-Genoud, U. Keller, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, and N. V. Kuleshov, Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[CrossRef]

J. Aus der Au, D. Kopf, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 22, 5, 307 (1997).

Kisel, V. E.

Kley, E.-B.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

Kliner, D. A. V.

Kopf, D.

J. Aus der Au, D. Kopf, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 22, 5, 307 (1997).

Koplow, J. P.

Kruglov, V. I.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kuleshov, N. V.

Kumkar, M.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Liem, A.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), postdeadline paper 1.

Limpert, J.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), postdeadline paper 1.

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

McCollum, B. C.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Moeller, R. P.

Morier-Genoud, F.

J. Aus der Au, D. Kopf, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 22, 5, 307 (1997).

Moser, M.

J. Aus der Au, D. Kopf, F. Morier-Genoud, M. Moser, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 22, 5, 307 (1997).

Mourier-Genoud, F.

Mourou, G.

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

Offerhaus, H. L.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Paschotta, R.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, F. Mourier-Genoud, U. Keller, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, and N. V. Kuleshov, Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Platonov, N. S.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Po, H.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Richardson, D. J.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Ristau, D.

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

Sammut, R. A.

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Schreiber, T.

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

Shumilin, V.

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

Snitzer, E.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Strickland, D.

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

Südmeyer, T.

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, Opt. Lett. 28, 5, 367 (2003).
[CrossRef]

F. Brunner, T. Südmeyer, E. Innerhofer, R. Paschotta, F. Mourier-Genoud, U. Keller, J. Gao, K. Contag, A. Giesen, V. E. Kisel, V. G. Shcherbitsky, and N. V. Kuleshov, Opt. Lett. 27, 1162 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Thomson, B. C.

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Tumminelli, R.

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Tünnermann, A.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), postdeadline paper 1.

Zellmer, H.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), postdeadline paper 1.

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

Zöllner, K.

J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zöllner, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002), http://www.opticsexpress.org.
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (1)

E. Snitzer, H. Po, F. Hakimi, R. Tumminelli, and B. C. McCollum, in Optical Fiber Sensors, Vol. 2 of 1988 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), postdeadline paper PD5.

Applied Optics (1)

T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, K. Zöllner, H. Zellmer, H.-J. Fuchs, E.-B. Kley, A. Tünnermann, M. Jupé, and D. Ristau, “Highly efficient transmission gratings in fused silica for chirped pulse amplification systems,” submitted to Applied Optics.

IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. (1)

A. Galvanauskas, IEEE J. Sel. Topics Quantum Electron. 7, 504 (2001).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. (1)

N. G. R. Broderick, H. L. Offerhaus, D. J. Richardson, and R. A. Sammut, IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 10, 1718 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (6)

OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (1)

J. Limpert, A. Liem, H. Zellmer, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2003), postdeadline paper 1.

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

M. E. Fermann, V. I. Kruglov, B. C. Thomson, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Phys. Rev. Lett. 84, 6010 (2000).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics (Academic, San Diego, Calif., 1995).

N. S. Platonov, D. V. Gapontsev, V. P. Gapontsev, and V. Shumilin, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2002), postdeadline paper CPDC3.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic setup of the high-average-power fiber CPA system. OIs, optical isolators; LDs, laser diodes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output characteristics of the ytterbium-doped fiber power amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Emitted spectrum at the highest power level of the fiber amplifier. Inset, pulse shape.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured autocorrelation trace of the high-power femtosecond pulses. SHG, second-harmonic generation.

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