Abstract

A fiber-based chirped-pulse amplification (CPA) system with an active feedback loop for pulse shaping is experimentally demonstrated. A spectral processor is used in conjunction with a frequency-resolved optical gating measurement to produce high-quality pulses. Spectral phase and intensity shaping are utilized to generate a clean, high-contrast, transform-limited pulse with 15 dB pedestal suppression in the pulse wing tails, resulting in a five time increase in peak power of the CPA system.

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of feedback loop for parabolic pulse shaping.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Optical spectrum without pulse shaping (black solid) and desired parabolic output spectrum (red dash). (b) Measured autocorrelation trace of compressed CPA pulse without pulse shaping.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Output optical spectrum after intensity modulation. (b) Measured autocorrelation trace of compressed CPA pulse after intensity modulation.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Measured FROG spectrogram of (a) pulses without pulse shaping and (b) pulses with both spectral intensity and spectral phase shaping. Temporal duration of horizontal axis is 24.5 ps; wavelength range is 771–781 nm.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Simulation result of FROG traces of parabolic pulses.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

(a) Reconstructed spectral phase with only spectral intensity modulation (red dot), with both spectral phase and intensity modulation (blue dash), and its linear fit. (b) Calculated and measured AC traces in logarithmic scale compared with AC trace of a CPA pulse. Pulse intensity is normalized to unity.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Temporal intensity of AC traces, normalized to energy of calculated AC trace of a transform-limited pulse (blue dot). Measured AC trace of CPA pulse with both spectral intensity and phase shaping (red solid) and without pulse shaping (green dash), are shown.

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