Abstract

We have demonstrated an ultrashort-pulse Yb3+-fiber laser and amplifier system that produces >400-nJ pulses at a repetition rate of 62 MHz (>25-W average power). The output pulses were recompressed to a duration of 110 fs with good pulse quality by use of a standard bulk grating-based compressor.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2003 (2)

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

J. Limpert, T. Clausnitzer, A. Liem, T. Schreiber, H. J. Fuchs, H. Zellmer, E. B. Kley, and A. Tunnermann, Opt. Lett. 28, 1984 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2002 (2)

2000 (1)

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

1998 (1)

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

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]

Chichkov, B. N.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Clausnitzer, T.

Dudley, J. M.

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

Egbert, A.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Fallnich, C.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Fermann, M. E.

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

A. Galvanauskas and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD3.

Fry, A. R.

Fuchs, H. J.

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD3.

Harvey, J. D.

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

Keller, U.

Kley, E. B.

Koch, J.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Korte, F.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Kruglov, V. I.

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

Lefort, L.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

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]

Ostendorf, A.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Paschotta, R.

Price, J. H. V.

Richardson, D. J.

L. Lefort, J. H. V. Price, D. J. Richardson, G. J. Spuhler, R. Paschotta, U. Keller, A. R. Fry, and J. Weston, Opt. Lett. 27, 291 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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

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.

Serbin, J.

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

Spuhler, G. J.

Thomsen, B. C.

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

Tunnermann, A.

Tünnermann, A.

Weston, J.

Zellmer, H.

Zollner, K.

Appl. Phys. A (1)

F. Korte, J. Serbin, J. Koch, A. Egbert, C. Fallnich, A. Ostendorf, and B. N. Chichkov, Appl. Phys. A 77, 229 (2003).

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. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

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

Other (1)

A. Galvanauskas and M. E. Fermann, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Vol. 39 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2000), postdeadline paper PD3.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the parabolic amplification system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Power performance of the final-stage fiber amplifier.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Grating separation for optimum compression of pulses (filled symbols) and pulse bandwidth (open symbols) as a function of output pulse energy.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Spectra and (b) autocorrelations of 5- and 410-nJ energy pulses.

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