Abstract

We report the generation of 63fs pulses of 290nJ energy and 4.1MW peak power at 1050nm based on the use of a polarization-maintaining ytterbium-doped fiber parabolic amplification system. We demonstrate that operation of the amplifier beyond the gain bandwidth limit plays a key role on the sufficient recompressibility of the pulses in a standard grating pair compressor. This results from the accumulated asymmetric nonlinear spectral phase and the good overall third-order dispersion compensation in the system.

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

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D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
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D. B. S. Soh, J. Nilsson, and A. B. Grudinin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1 (2005).

D. B. Soh, J. Nilsson, and A. B. Grudinin, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 23, 10 (2006).
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Opt. Lett. (4)

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]

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A. Galvanauskas, Z. Sartania, and M. Bischoff, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 56 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, 2001), paper CMA1.

A. Galvanauskas, Ultrafast Lasers (CRC, 2002), p. 209.

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

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Fig. 2

φ 3 φ 2 spectral phase ratio of the amplified uncompressed pulses versus YDFA’s output power.

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Fig. 3

Retrieved (a) temporal intensity profile of the compressed pulses at different YDFA’s output powers (the corresponding intensity spectra and FROG traces are shown as an inset). (b) Spectrum and spectral phase at maximum output power.

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