Abstract

A study of chirped-pulse amplification in the presence of large nonlinear phase shifts (as large as 12π) and finite gain bandwidth is presented. Numerical simulations that include the effect of nonlinearity, group-velocity dispersion, higher-order dispersion, and finite gain bandwidth predict the spectral signature of the interplay of nonlinearity with gain shaping. Experimental results obtained for up to 0.4μJ pulse energies from a Yb fiber amplifier agree with the numerical calculations.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

  • View by:
  • |
  • |
  • |

  1. V. I. Kruglov, A. C. Peacock, J. M. Dudley, and J. D. Harvey, Opt. Lett. 25, 1753 (2000).
    [CrossRef]
  2. A. Malinowski, A. Piper, J. H. V. Price, K. Furusawa, Y. Jeong, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, Opt. Lett. 29, 2073 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 26, 935 (2001).
    [CrossRef]
  4. J. Limpert, A. Liem, M. Reich, T. Schreiber, S. Nolte, H. Zellmer, A. Tunnermann, J. Broeng, A. Petersson, and C. Jakobsen, Opt. Express 12, 1313 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
    [CrossRef]
  6. M. D. Perry, T. Ditmire, and B. C. Stuart, Opt. Lett. 19, 2149 (1994).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. S. Zhou, L. Kuznetsova, A. Chong, and F. W. Wise, Opt. Express 13, 4869 (2005).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. L. Shah, Zh. Liu, I. Hartl, G. Imeshev, G. C. Cho, and M. E. Fermann, Opt. Express 13, 4717 (2005).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. J. Zhou, C.-P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 20, 64 (1995).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
    [CrossRef]
  11. G. Chang, A. Galvanauskas, H. G. Winful, and T. B. Norris, Opt. Lett. 29, 2647 (2004).
    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. J. Limpert, T. Schreiber, T. Clausnitzer, K. Zollner, H. J. Fuchs, E. B. Kley, H. Zellmer, and A. Tunnerman, Opt. Express 10, 628 (2002).
    [PubMed]
  13. S. Chi, C. W. Chang, and S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 106, 193 (1994).
    [CrossRef]
  14. L. W. Liou and G. Argawal, Opt. Commun. 124, 500 (1996).
    [CrossRef]
  15. R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
    [CrossRef]

2005

2004

2002

2001

2000

1998

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

1997

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996

L. W. Liou and G. Argawal, Opt. Commun. 124, 500 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1995

1994

1985

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

Argawal, G.

L. W. Liou and G. Argawal, Opt. Commun. 124, 500 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Backus, S.

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Broeng, J.

Chang, C. W.

S. Chi, C. W. Chang, and S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 106, 193 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Chang, G.

Chi, S.

S. Chi, C. W. Chang, and S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 106, 193 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Cho, G. C.

Chong, A.

Clausnitzer, T.

Ditmire, T.

Dudley, J. M.

Durfee, C. G.

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

Fuchs, H. J.

Furusawa, K.

Galvanauskas, A.

Hanna, D. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hariharan, A.

Harter, D.

Hartl, I.

Harvey, J. D.

Huang, C.-P.

Imeshev, G.

Jakobsen, C.

Jeong, Y.

Kapteyn, H. C.

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, C.-P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 20, 64 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kley, E. B.

Kruglov, V. I.

Kuznetsova, L.

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Liou, L. W.

L. W. Liou and G. Argawal, Opt. Commun. 124, 500 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Liu, Zh.

Malinowski, A.

Mourou, G.

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

Murnane, M. M.

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Zhou, C.-P. Huang, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Opt. Lett. 20, 64 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Nilsson, J.

Nolte, S.

Norris, T. B.

Paschotta, R.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Peacock, A. C.

Perry, M. D.

Petersson, A.

Piper, A.

Price, J. H. V.

Reich, M.

Richardson, D. J.

Schreiber, T.

Shah, L.

Strickland, D.

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

Stuart, B. C.

Tropper, A. C.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Tunnerman, A.

Tunnermann, A.

Wen, S.

S. Chi, C. W. Chang, and S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 106, 193 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Winful, H. G.

Wise, F. W.

Zellmer, H.

Zhou, J.

Zhou, S.

Zollner, K.

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

R. Paschotta, J. Nilsson, A. C. Tropper, and D. C. Hanna, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1049 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun.

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

S. Chi, C. W. Chang, and S. Wen, Opt. Commun. 106, 193 (1994).
[CrossRef]

L. W. Liou and G. Argawal, Opt. Commun. 124, 500 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Rev. Sci. Instrum.

S. Backus, C. G. Durfee III, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 1207 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Cited By

OSA participates in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. Citing articles from OSA journals and other participating publishers are listed here.

Alert me when this article is cited.


Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectra obtained from numerical simulations (a)–(h) and experiment (i)–(l) for indicated values of Φ NL . Dashed curve is the spectrum for the seed pulse; solid curve is the amplified pulse spectrum. Lorential gain model with gain-bandwidth (a)–(d) Δ λ FWHM = 100 nm and (e)–(h) Δ λ FWHM = 12 nm was used in the simulations. Parameters used in the simulations: γ = 4.3 kW 1 m 1 ; β 2 = 230 fs 2 cm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a), (b) AC measured in the experiment with indicated values of Φ NL ; (c) ratio of the pulse duration Δ τ FWHM measured in the experiment and the FT limited pulse duration for corresponding spectra [Figs. 2i, 2j, 2k, 2l] versus Φ NL for the pulses out of the second amplification stage; (d) pulse duration measured in the experiment versus Φ NL . Curves in (c) and (d) guide the eye.

Equations (2)

Equations on this page are rendered with MathJax. Learn more.

E z + α 2 E + 1 v g E t + i β 2 2 2 E t 2 β 3 6 3 E t 3 i γ E 2 E = 1 2 π χ ( ω ) E ̃ ( z , ω ) exp ( i ω t ) d ω ,
χ ( ω ) = g 0 2 ( ω ω 0 ) T 2 i ( ω ω 0 ) 2 T 2 2 + 1 ,

Metrics