Abstract

A 100 W amplified (75 W compressed) femtosecond (650 fs) Yb-fiber chirped-pulse-amplification system is demonstrated using broadband chirped-volume Bragg gratings (CVBGs) for the stretcher and compressor. With a 75% compression efficiency, the CVBG-based compressor exhibits an excellent average power handling capability and indicates the potential for further power scaling with this compact and robust technology.

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Opt. Express (4)

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup for CVBG based high power fiber CPA system. HWP, half-wave-plate; PBS, polarization beam splitter; QWP, quarter-wave-plate; CVBG, chirped volume Bragg grating; PBGF, photonic bandgap fiber.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

(a) Output characteristics of the second Yb-doped fiber amplifier; (b) reflected power versus the incident power from the CVBG compressor.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Spectrum of the recompressed pulse; (b) autocorrelation trace of the recompressed pulse and the transform-limited pulse corresponding to the spectrum in (a).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Experimental setup to quantitatively characterize both the horizontal and vertical spatial chirps of the CVBGs using a tunable fiber laser. HWP, half-wave-plate; PBS, polarizing beam splitter; QWP, quarter-wave-plate; CVBG, chirped-volume Bragg grating.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Measured horizontal and vertical spatial chirps of two CVBGs: (a) one used in current experiment and (b) a broadband CVBG with negligible spatial chirp. The inset shows the reflected beam profile of a broadband source.

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