Abstract

In this Letter we report on the generation of 830 W compressed average power from a femtosecond fiber chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system. In the high-power operation we achieved a compressor throughput of about 90% by using high-efficiency dielectric gratings. The output pulse duration of 640 fs at 78 MHz repetition rate results in a peak power of 12 MW. Additionally, we discuss further a scaling potential toward and beyond the kilowatt level by overcoming the current scaling limitations imposed by the transversal spatial hole burning.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, E. Seise, T. Gottschall, J. Rothhardt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 187 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, F. Röser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, F. Röser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[CrossRef]

F. Röser, T. Eidam, J. Rothhardt, O. Schmidt, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 32, 3495 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, Advanced Solid-State Lasers Conference (2002), paper MB20.

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T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, F. Röser, E. Seise, T. Gottschall, J. Rothhardt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 187 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Limpert, F. Röser, D. N. Schimpf, E. Seise, T. Eidam, S. Hädrich, J. Rothhardt, C. Jauregui, and A. Tünnermann, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 15, 159 (2009).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

Opt. Commun.

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

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

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E. Seise, D. N. Schimpf, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, in CLEO Europe (2009), paper CJ9.1.

J. Limpert, H. Zellmer, A. Tünnermann, T. Pertsch, and F. Lederer, Advanced Solid-State Lasers Conference (2002), paper MB20.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic setup of the fiber CPA system: IO, optical isolator; DL, diode laser.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Uncompressed (circles) and compressed (squares) signal average powers depending on the launched pump power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured spectra (0.2 nm resolution) of the seed oscillator and of the main amplifier. The inset shows the main amplifier spectrum with a wider wavelength range.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured autocorrelation for small output power and a maximum output power of 830 W. The inset shows the simulated pulse shape using a split-step Fourier algorithm.

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