Abstract

We report on an ytterbium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) system delivering millijoule level pulse energy at repetition rates above 100kHz corresponding to an average power of more than 100W. The compressed pulses are as short as 800fs. As the main amplifier, an 80μm core diameter short length photonic crystal fiber is employed, which allows the generation of pulse energies up to 1.45mJ with a B-integral as low as 7 at a stretched pulse duration of 2ns. A stretcher–compressor unit consisting of dielectric diffraction gratings is capable of handling the average power without beam and pulse quality distortions. To our knowledge, we present the highest pulse energy ever extracted from fiber based femtosecond laser systems, and a nearly 2 orders of magnitude higher repetition rate than in previously published millijoule-level fiber CPA systems.

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2006 (2)

2005 (3)

2001 (1)

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 55, 447 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Abramov, M.

V. Fomin, A. Mashkin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, V. Gapontsev, and IPG Laser GmbH Burbach Germany, in International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications (St. Petersburg, 2006).

Aiso, K.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Bischoff, M.

A. Galvanauskas, Z. Sartania, and M. Bischoff, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, postdeadline paper PD3 (Seattle, 2001).

Brar, K.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Broeng, J.

Brooks, C.

C. Brooks and F. Di Teodoro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Chang, G.

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Cho, G.

Cho, G. C.

Di Teodoro, F.

C. Brooks and F. Di Teodoro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Dimarcello, F.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Dong, L.

J. Li, X. Peng, and L. Dong, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), paper ME3 (Vancouver, 2007).

Ermeneux, S.

Ferin, A.

V. Fomin, A. Mashkin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, V. Gapontsev, and IPG Laser GmbH Burbach Germany, in International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications (St. Petersburg, 2006).

Fermann, M.

Fermann, M. E.

Fishteyn, G.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Fleming, J.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Fomin, V.

V. Fomin, A. Mashkin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, V. Gapontsev, and IPG Laser GmbH Burbach Germany, in International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications (St. Petersburg, 2006).

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, Opt. Lett. 26, 935 (2001).
[CrossRef]

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

A. Galvanauskas, Z. Sartania, and M. Bischoff, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, postdeadline paper PD3 (Seattle, 2001).

Gapontsev, V.

V. Fomin, A. Mashkin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, V. Gapontsev, and IPG Laser GmbH Burbach Germany, in International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications (St. Petersburg, 2006).

Ghalmi, S.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Guertin, D.

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Hädrich, S.

D. Schimpf, D. Müller, S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper TuC2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Hansen, K. P.

Hariharan, A.

Harter, D.

Hartl, I.

Headley, C.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Iliew, R.

Imeshev, G.

Jabobson, N.

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Jacobsen, C.

Lederer, F.

Li, J.

J. Li, X. Peng, and L. Dong, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), paper ME3 (Vancouver, 2007).

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Litchinitser, N.

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Liu, C. H.

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Liu, Z.

Mashkin, A.

V. Fomin, A. Mashkin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, V. Gapontsev, and IPG Laser GmbH Burbach Germany, in International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications (St. Petersburg, 2006).

Monberg, E.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 55, 447 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Müller, D.

D. Schimpf, D. Müller, S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper TuC2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Ortac, B.

Ortaç, B.

Peng, X.

J. Li, X. Peng, and L. Dong, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), paper ME3 (Vancouver, 2007).

Petersson, A.

Rademaker, K.

Ramachandran, S.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Röser, F.

Rothhard, J.

Rothhardt, J.

Salin, F.

Sartania, Z.

A. Galvanauskas, Z. Sartania, and M. Bischoff, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, postdeadline paper PD3 (Seattle, 2001).

Schimpf, D.

F. Röser, D. Schimpf, O. Schmidt, B. Ortaç, K. Rademaker, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 32, 2230 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Schimpf, D. Müller, S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper TuC2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Shah, L.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 55, 447 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Tankala, K.

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

Trevor, D.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Tünnermann, A.

Wisk, P.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Yan, M.

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

Yvernault, P.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

C. Brooks and F. Di Teodoro, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 111119 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 55, 447 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (3)

Other (6)

V. Fomin, A. Mashkin, M. Abramov, A. Ferin, V. Gapontsev, and IPG Laser GmbH Burbach Germany, in International Symposium on High-Power Fiber Lasers and their Applications (St. Petersburg, 2006).

J. Li, X. Peng, and L. Dong, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (ASSP), paper ME3 (Vancouver, 2007).

C. H. Liu, G. Chang, N. Litchinitser, A. Galvanauskas, D. Guertin, N. Jabobson, and K. Tankala, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper ME2 (Vancouver, 2007).

S. Ramachandran, K. Brar, S. Ghalmi, K. Aiso, M. Yan, D. Trevor, J. Fleming, C. Headley, P. Wisk, G. Fishteyn, E. Monberg, and F. Dimarcello, in Photonics West, Late Breaking Developments--Session 6453-9 (San Jose, 2007).

D. Schimpf, D. Müller, S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, paper TuC2 (Vancouver, 2007).

A. Galvanauskas, Z. Sartania, and M. Bischoff, in Advanced Solid State Lasers, postdeadline paper PD3 (Seattle, 2001).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the mJ level high repetition rate fiber CPA system. ISO, optical isolator; AOM, acousto-optical modulator; PCF, photonic crystal fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Near-field intensity profile of the 80 μ m PCF.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Output characteristics of the 80 μ m core fiber amplifier at 200 kHz repetition rate.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured autocorrelation traces of the compressed pulses. Dotted curve, at low pulse energy; dashed curve, 200 kHz and 500 μ J ; solid curve, 50 kHz and 1 mJ .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectral characteristics of the output at 1.45 mJ pulse energy. Inset: larger wavelength scan.

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