Abstract

We report on spectral combination of four high repetition rate 5ns pulsed Yb-doped fiber amplifiers at 1μm wavelength. The output beam is spatially and temporally superposed by use of an all-reflective diffraction grating. 1.1kW average power and 220μJ pulse energy were extracted with a combining efficiency of 99%.

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C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, M. Gowin, K. Ludewigt, M. Jung, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 17, 1178 (2009).
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O. Schmidt, S. Klingebiel, B. Ortac, F. Röser, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Proc. SPIE 6873, 687317 (2008).
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Ciapurin, I.

Clausnitzer, T.

C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, M. Gowin, K. Ludewigt, M. Jung, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 17, 1178 (2009).
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Gowin, M.

Goyal, A. K.

Hansen, K. P.

Heebner, J. E.

Hou, K.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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K. Regelskis, K. Hou, G. Raciukaitis, and A. Galvanauskas, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMA4.

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Rothhardt, J.

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C. Wirth, O. Schmidt, I. Tsybin, T. Schreiber, T. Peschel, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, J. Limpert, R. Eberhardt, M. Gowin, K. Ludewigt, M. Jung, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Express 17, 1178 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 537 (2007).
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IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron.

J. Limpert, F. Röser, S. Klingebiel, T. Schreiber, C. Wirth, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 537 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

O. Schmidt, S. Klingebiel, B. Ortac, F. Röser, F. Brückner, T. Clausnitzer, E.-B. Kley, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Proc. SPIE 6873, 687317 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Other

K. Regelskis, K. Hou, G. Raciukaitis, and A. Galvanauskas, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CMA4.

G. P. Agrawal, Nonlinear Fiber Optics, 2nd ed. (Academic, 1995).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of a single four-stage fiber amplifier. All fibers are pumped by laser diodes (LD) at 976 nm wavelength. HWP, half-wave plate. Other abbreviations are defined in the text.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spectrum of the combined beam shows a channel-to-channel separation of 4 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Four beams are combined on a binary dielectric reflection grating with 960   lines mm . The wavelength-dependent angle of incidence can be aligned by means of a folding mirror array.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Laser slope of combined output with a slope efficiency of 49% (left scale). Stronger amplification degrades beam quality M 2 x owing to the impact of SPM (right scale). The inset shows a near-field image of the combined beams.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Single pulses (filled black) can be superposed to one single pulse (black curve). In this case pulse energy and pulse peak power are scaled by a factor of 4.

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