Abstract

Passive spatial and temporal coherent combining schemes are implemented to scale the output energy of a nonlinear temporal compression setup. By generating 32 replicas of the incident femtosecond pulses, the output of a high-energy fiber chirped-pulse amplifier can be compressed using self-phase modulation in a large-mode-area rod-type fiber at peak-power levels well beyond the self-focusing power. We demonstrate the generation of 71 fs 7.5 μJ pulses at 100 kHz repetition rate, corresponding to a peak power of 86 MW.

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Baltuska, A.

Benabid, F.

C. Fourcade-Dutin, B. Debord, M. Dontabactouny, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, L. Vincetti, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTh5C.7.

Bohman, S.

Daniault, L.

Debord, B.

C. Fourcade-Dutin, B. Debord, M. Dontabactouny, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, L. Vincetti, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTh5C.7.

Dontabactouny, M.

C. Fourcade-Dutin, B. Debord, M. Dontabactouny, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, L. Vincetti, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTh5C.7.

Druon, F.

Eidam, T.

Fourcade-Dutin, C.

C. Fourcade-Dutin, B. Debord, M. Dontabactouny, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, L. Vincetti, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTh5C.7.

Georges, P.

Gerome, F.

C. Fourcade-Dutin, B. Debord, M. Dontabactouny, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, L. Vincetti, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTh5C.7.

Guichard, F.

Hädrich, S.

Hanna, M.

Hönninger, C.

Y. Zaouter, F. Guichard, L. Daniault, M. Hanna, F. Morin, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, F. Druon, and P. Georges, Opt. Lett. 38, 106 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Y. Zaouter, L. Daniault, M. Hanna, D. N. Papadopoulos, F. Morin, C. Hönninger, F. Druon, E. Mottay, and P. Georges, Opt. Lett. 37, 1460 (2012).
[CrossRef]

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Jocher, C.

Kanai, T.

Limpert, J.

Midorikawa, K.

Morin, F.

Mottay, E.

Mûcke, O. D.

Ouzounov, D. G.

Papadopoulos, D. N.

Pugzlyz, A.

Reider, G. A.

Roither, S.

Suda, A.

Tünnermann, A.

Verhoef, A. J.

Vincetti, L.

C. Fourcade-Dutin, B. Debord, M. Dontabactouny, C. Hönninger, E. Mottay, L. Vincetti, F. Gerome, and F. Benabid, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper CTh5C.7.

Wise, F. W.

Yamaguchi, S.

Zaouter, Y.

Zhou, S.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental spatio-temporal 30cm×60cm postcompression setup. BCs, birefringent crystals; FR, Faraday rotator; RTF, rod-type fiber.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Output energy and (b) combining efficiency after compression deduced from spatial and temporal combining efficiencies for two spatially separated replicas (green) and after insertion of, respectively, two (red), three (orange), and four (black) vanadate crystals.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

(a) Autocorrelation FWHM for two spatially separated replicas (green) and after insertion of, respectively, two (red), three (orange), and four (black) vanadate crystals. (b) 32 replicas, coherently combined output spectra for 0.25 μJ (green) and 1 μJ (red) per replica.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Long-range autocorrelation in linear scale after compression for 32 replicas at 0.25 μJ per replica and (b) corresponding logarithmic scale autocorrelation. (c) and (d) Linear scale logarithmic scale autocorrelation for 32 replicas and 7.5 μJ after compression.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(a) Retrieved temporal profile from the SHG-FROG measurement. (b) Experimental (top) and retrieved (bottom) FROG trace at maximum energy.

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