Abstract

We report on an all-fiber system delivering more than 100 μJ pulses with a top-hat beam output in the few nanoseconds regime at 10 kHz. The linearly polarized flattened beam is obtained thanks to a 3-mm-long single-mode microstructured fiber spliced to the amplifier’s output.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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D. M. Nguyen, T. N. Nguyen, S. Blin, M. Thual, and T. Chartier, Proc. SPIE 7717, 77170V (2010).
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Coulombier, Q.

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D. M. Nguyen, T. N. Nguyen, S. Blin, M. Thual, and T. Chartier, Proc. SPIE 7717, 77170V (2010).
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Payne, S. A.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, I. Jovanovic, B. Wattellier, Z. M. Liao, S. A. Payne, and C. P. J. Barty, Proc. SPIE 5335, 132 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Dawson, Z. M. Liao, I. Jovanovic, B. Wattellier, R. Beach, S. A. Payne, and C. P. J. Barty, in Proceedings of CLEO (2003), paper CWD5.

Quiquempois, Y.

C. Valentin, P. Calvet, Y. Quiquempois, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, Q. Coulombier, M. Douay, K. Delplace, A. Mussot, and E. Hugonnot, Opt. Express 21, 23250 (2013).
[CrossRef]

P. Calvet, C. Valentin, Y. Quiquempois, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, M. Douay, A. Mussot, and E. Hugonnot, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84330K (2012).
[CrossRef]

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Richardson, D. J.

Samson, B.

Smith, J. R.

Thompson, C. E.

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D. M. Nguyen, T. N. Nguyen, S. Blin, M. Thual, and T. Chartier, Proc. SPIE 7717, 77170V (2010).
[CrossRef]

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C. Valentin, P. Calvet, Y. Quiquempois, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, Q. Coulombier, M. Douay, K. Delplace, A. Mussot, and E. Hugonnot, Opt. Express 21, 23250 (2013).
[CrossRef]

P. Calvet, C. Valentin, Y. Quiquempois, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, M. Douay, A. Mussot, and E. Hugonnot, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84330K (2012).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

Wattellier, B.

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, I. Jovanovic, B. Wattellier, Z. M. Liao, S. A. Payne, and C. P. J. Barty, Proc. SPIE 5335, 132 (2004).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Dawson, Z. M. Liao, I. Jovanovic, B. Wattellier, R. Beach, S. A. Payne, and C. P. J. Barty, in Proceedings of CLEO (2003), paper CWD5.

Wei, K.

Weiland, T. L.

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Yablon, A. D.

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Lightwave Technol. (1)

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Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (2)

Proc. SPIE (4)

A. K. Ghatak, I. C. Goyal, and R. Jindal, Proc. SPIE 3666, 40 (1999).
[CrossRef]

J. W. Dawson, R. Beach, I. Jovanovic, B. Wattellier, Z. M. Liao, S. A. Payne, and C. P. J. Barty, Proc. SPIE 5335, 132 (2004).
[CrossRef]

P. Calvet, C. Valentin, Y. Quiquempois, G. Bouwmans, L. Bigot, M. Douay, A. Mussot, and E. Hugonnot, Proc. SPIE 8433, 84330K (2012).
[CrossRef]

D. M. Nguyen, T. N. Nguyen, S. Blin, M. Thual, and T. Chartier, Proc. SPIE 7717, 77170V (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

R. Hui and M. O’Sullivan, Fiber Optic Measurement Techniques (Academic, 2012).

J. W. Dawson, Z. M. Liao, I. Jovanovic, B. Wattellier, R. Beach, S. A. Payne, and C. P. J. Barty, in Proceedings of CLEO (2003), paper CWD5.

F. M. Dickey and S. C. Holswade, Theory and Techniques (Marcel Dekker Inc., 2000).

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Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup. DFB, distributed feedback; YDFA, Yb-doped fiber amplifier; AOM, acousto-optic modulator; EOM, electro-optic modulator; AWG, arbitrary waveform generator; FM, frequency modulator; OI, optical isolator; F1 and F2, 2 nm FWHM pigtailed spectral filters at 1053 nm; F3, 1 nm FWHM pigtailed spectral filter at 1053 nm; THF, top-hat fiber; L, lens; DM, dichroic mirror.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Coupling efficiency of the fundamental mode of the AF to the fundamental mode of the THF versus the DF MFD, (b) splice between the AF and the DF, and (c) splice between DF and THF.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

S2 measurements around 1.05 μm: (a) sum of all Fourier transforms over all the pixels for a 55 mm long THF end-cap (black curve) and without end-cap (red curve) and (b) HOM losses relative to the fundamental mode versus THF end-cap length.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Output pulse energies versus the diode pump power: without end-cap in forward pumping regime (black dots), with THF end-cap in forward (red squares), and backward (blue squares) pumping configurations. (b) Temporal profiles: input pulse coupled in the 100 μJ amplifier (blue dashes), 100 μJ output pulse in the backward (red curve) and forward (black curve) pumping configurations. (c) Normalized output spectrum in logarithm scale for 100 μJ in the backward (red curve) and forward (black curve) pumping configurations.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Spatial profile of the pulse at 100 μJ. Blue curves represent the horizontal (respectively, vertical) cross-section of the beam through the center of the beam.

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