Abstract

We report on a spectral combination of four 2ns pulsed fiber amplifier systems to a total output power of 187W at a 50kHz repetition rate resulting in >3.7mJ of pulse energy and 1.7MW of pulse peak power. A dielectric reflection grating is used to merge the four individual beams to one output with close to diffraction-limited beam quality independent of the power level. The output characteristics are beyond the capabilities of a single emitter and further scaling in a straightforward way appears to be feasible.

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D. Gapontsev, presented at the Solid State Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N. Mex. (Directed Energy Professional Society, 2008).

A. Sevian, O. Andrusyak, I. Ciapurin, V. Smirnov, G. Venus, and L. Glebov, Opt. Lett. 33, 384 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

O. Schmidt, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, F. Röser, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, K. P. Hansen, C. Jakobsen, and J. Broeng, Opt. Express 16, 3918 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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.

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]

2007

2006

2005

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

Aggarwal, R. L.

Agrawal, G. P.

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

Andrusyak, O.

Augst, S. J.

Broeng, J.

Brooks, C. D.

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

Brückner, F.

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]

Chang, Y.-C.

Changkakoti, R.

Cheng, M.-Y.

Ciapurin, I.

Clausnitzer, T.

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]

Di Teodoro, F.

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

Eidam, T.

Ermeneux, S.

Fan, T. Y.

Farrow, R. L.

R. L. Farrow, G. R. Hadley, A. V. Smith, and D. A. V. Kliner, Proc. SPIE 6453, 645309 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Galvanauskas, A.

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.

M.-Y. Cheng, Y.-C. Chang, A. Galvanauskas, P. Mamidipudi, R. Changkakoti, and P. Gatchell, Opt. Lett. 30, 358 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gapontsev, D.

D. Gapontsev, presented at the Solid State Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N. Mex. (Directed Energy Professional Society, 2008).

Gatchell, P.

Glebov, L.

Goyal, A. K.

Hadley, G. R.

R. L. Farrow, G. R. Hadley, A. V. Smith, and D. A. V. Kliner, Proc. SPIE 6453, 645309 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Hansen, K. P.

Hoffman, P. R.

Honea, E.

Hou, K.

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.

Jakobsen, C.

Kley, E.-B.

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]

Kliner, D. A. V.

R. L. Farrow, G. R. Hadley, A. V. Smith, and D. A. V. Kliner, Proc. SPIE 6453, 645309 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Klingebiel, S.

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]

S. Klingebiel, F. Röser, B. Ortaç, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, 1716 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Limpert, J.

Linke, S.

Liu, A.

Loftus, T. H.

Mamidipudi, P.

Norsen, M.

Ortac, B.

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]

Ortaç, B.

Raciukaitis, G.

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.

Rademaker, K.

Regelskis, K.

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.

Röser, F.

Rothhardt, J.

Royse, R.

Salin, F.

Sanchez, A.

Schimpf, D.

F. Röser, D. Schimpf, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and F. Salin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WB22.

Schimpf, D. N.

Schmidt, O.

Schreiber, T.

Sevian, A.

Smirnov, V.

Smith, A. V.

R. L. Farrow, G. R. Hadley, A. V. Smith, and D. A. V. Kliner, Proc. SPIE 6453, 645309 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Thomas, A. M.

Tünnermann, A.

Venus, G.

Yvernault, P.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

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

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Proc. SPIE

R. L. Farrow, G. R. Hadley, A. V. Smith, and D. A. V. Kliner, Proc. SPIE 6453, 645309 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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

D. Gapontsev, presented at the Solid State Diode Laser Technology Review, Albuquerque, N. Mex. (Directed Energy Professional Society, 2008).

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.

F. Röser, D. Schimpf, J. Rothhardt, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, and F. Salin, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper WB22.

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

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of a single three-stage fiber amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Combining setup using a dielectric reflection grating.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Spectrum of combined output. The spectral bandwidth of each channel is 75 pm with a spectral separation of 2 nm .

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Temporal characteristics of the output; separated emissions (dashed curve) and overlapped with proper electronic delay (solid curve).

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