Abstract

We report on chirped-pulse amplification of an ultrafast thulium-doped fiber laser. Pulses with an energy of 3.3nJ and a bandwidth-limited pulse duration of 195fs could be amplified to 151nJ, which corresponds to an average power of 5.7W at 37.6MHz pulse repetition rate. The maximum output power was limited by the available pump power. The pulses could be dechirped to a duration of 258fs.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup.

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Fig. 2

Seed spectrum and autocorrelation trace (inset).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Amplifier output power and corresponding pulse energy versus launched pump power. The linear fit corresponds to a maximum slope efficiency of 41%.

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Fig. 4

Amplifier output spectrum and measured/calculated autocorrelation trace (inset).

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Fig. 5

Spectrum after amplification with single-mode fiber pigtail.

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Fig. 6

Autocorrelation trace of the compressed and bandwidth-limited pulses after amplification.

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