Abstract

Control of nonlinearity is a challenge in fiber amplifiers designed to generate pulses of a few picoseconds duration, and as a result, picosecond fiber amplifiers have failed to reach peak power of 1MW. Divided-pulse amplification, combined with the use of circular polarization, allows the generation of 2.2ps pulses with energy as high as 2.5μJ and peak power of 1MW.

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[CrossRef]

S. Zhou, F. W. Wise, and D. G. Ouzounov, Opt. Lett. 32, 871 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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1996 (1)

S. Yamashita, K. Hotate, and M. Ito, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 385 (1996).
[CrossRef]

1993 (1)

M. Oberthaler and R. A. Höpfel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1017 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Baltuska, A.

S. Roither, A. Verhoef, O. D. Mücke, G. Reider, A. Pugzlys, and A. Baltuska, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies of OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuK4.

Cormier, E.

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[CrossRef]

Courjaud, A.

Deguil-Robin, N.

Eidam, T.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

Klenke, A.

Liem, A.

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Manek-Hönninger, I.

Mottay, E.

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Nicholson, J. W.

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M. Oberthaler and R. A. Höpfel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1017 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Ouzounov, D. G.

Pugzlys, A.

S. Roither, A. Verhoef, O. D. Mücke, G. Reider, A. Pugzlys, and A. Baltuska, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies of OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuK4.

Ramachandran, S.

Rao, T.

A. K. Sharma, T. Tsang, and T. Rao, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 033501 (2009).
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Reider, G.

S. Roither, A. Verhoef, O. D. Mücke, G. Reider, A. Pugzlys, and A. Baltuska, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies of OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuK4.

Rigail, P.

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S. Roither, A. Verhoef, O. D. Mücke, G. Reider, A. Pugzlys, and A. Baltuska, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies of OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuK4.

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Salin, F.

Schimpf, D. N.

Schreiber, T.

Seise, E.

Sharma, A. K.

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[CrossRef]

Smith, A. V.

“SNLO nonlinear optics code” available from A. V. Smith, AS-Photonics, Albuquerque, NM.

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[CrossRef]

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Verhoef, A.

S. Roither, A. Verhoef, O. D. Mücke, G. Reider, A. Pugzlys, and A. Baltuska, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies of OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuK4.

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S. Yamashita, K. Hotate, and M. Ito, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 385 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, P. Rigail, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, Proc. SPIE 6453, 64530O (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zellmer, H.

Zhou, S.

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

M. Oberthaler and R. A. Höpfel, Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 1017 (1993).
[CrossRef]

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

S. Yamashita, K. Hotate, and M. Ito, J. Lightwave Technol. 14, 385 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams (1)

A. K. Sharma, T. Tsang, and T. Rao, Phys. Rev. ST Accel. Beams 12, 033501 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Proc. SPIE (1)

Y. Zaouter, E. Cormier, P. Rigail, C. Hönninger, and E. Mottay, Proc. SPIE 6453, 64530O (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

S. Roither, A. Verhoef, O. D. Mücke, G. Reider, A. Pugzlys, and A. Baltuska, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies of OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper CTuK4.

“SNLO nonlinear optics code” available from A. V. Smith, AS-Photonics, Albuquerque, NM.

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of circular polarization DPA with Yb-doped PCF. PBS, polarization beam splitter; QWP, quarter-wave plate; M, mirror; L1, L2, L3, lens; DM,: dichroic mirror; FR, Faraday rotator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic of polarization evolution of divided pulses when the input pulse goes through three crystals. OA, crystal optical axis.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Pump power dependence of output power; (b) spectra of the seed and output pulses; (c) autocorrelation trace of the output pulse, insets: expanded view of output pulse, and output far-field beam profile.

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T=TQWP,bTYb,bTFRMTYb,fTQWP,f=12[1ii1]gb[mpnq]γ[0110]gf[mnpq]12[1ii1]=gbγgf(npmq)[0110],

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