Abstract

We report on the coherent combination of two chirped pulsed fiber lasers. The beams coming from two 100μm core diameter ytterbium-doped rod-type fibers were coupled in a Mach-Zehnder-type interferometer by means of a polarization beam splitter. Active stabilization of the interferometer was achieved by using a piezo-mounted mirror driven by a Hänsch-Couillaud polarization detection system. Pulses with 120μJ energy and a compressed duration of 800fs were obtained. This, compared with the 66μJ coming from each single amplifier, results in a combining efficiency as high as 91%.

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Figures (4)

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Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the coherent combination of two rod-type fiber amplifiers in a CPA system. A Mach-Zehnder-type interferometer is used to carry out polarization combining.

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Fig. 2

Measured spectra of the individual amplifiers and the combined output.

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Fig. 3

Measured autocorrelation traces of the individual amplifiers and the combined output.

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Compensated optical path difference in the delay line as a function of time.

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DOLP = P max P min P max + P min ,
system efficiency = P lin P 1 + P 2 ,

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