Abstract

We report on high-energy picosecond pulse generation from a passively Q-switched and fiber-amplified microchip laser system. Initially, the utilized microchip lasers produce pulses with durations of around 100 ps at 1064 nm central wavelength. These pulses are amplified to energies exceeding 100 μJ, simultaneously chirped and spectrally broadened by self-phase modulation using a double stage amplifier based on single-mode LMA photonic crystal fibers at repetition rates of up to 1 MHz. Subsequently, the pulse duration of chirped pulses is reduced by means of nonlinear pulse compression to durations of 2.7 ps employing a conventional grating compressor and 4.7 ps using a compact compressor based on a chirped volume Bragg grating.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Scheme of the experimental setup shows the seed source (MCL), double-pass preamplifier (PCF DC 170/40), main amplifier (large pitch fiber [LPF]), and pulse compressor.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Spectrum of amplified and SPM-broadened 92 ps pulses at 500 kHz.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

CBVG compressed pulses at 500 kHz and comparison with numerical simulation.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Spectrum of amplified and SPM-broadened 70 ps pulses at 1 MHz.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Autocorrelation of compressed pulses using transmission gratings based compressor at 1 MHz and its numerical simulation.

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