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Femtosecond pulse amplification in cladding-pumped fibers

Femtosecond pulse amplification in cladding-pumped fibers
Femtosecond pulse amplification in cladding-pumped fibers
Femtosecond pulse amplification in a cladding-pumped fiber amplifier is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. Using a cladding-pumped erbium-doped fiber power amplifier and a passively mode-locked fiber seed oscillator in conjunction with an all-fiber chirped-pulse amplification system, we obtain 380-fs near-bandwidth-limited pulses with an average power of 260 mW. The pulse repetition rate is varied between 5 and 50 MHz, and pulse energies as high as 20 nJ are generated.
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Minelly, J.D.
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Harter, D.
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Caplen, J.E.
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Chen, Z.J.
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Minelly, J.D., Galvanauskas, A., Fermann, M.E., Harter, D., Caplen, J.E., Chen, Z.J. and Payne, D.N. (1995) Femtosecond pulse amplification in cladding-pumped fibers. Optics Letters, 20 (17), 1797-1799. (doi:10.1364/OL.20.001797).

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Femtosecond pulse amplification in a cladding-pumped fiber amplifier is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. Using a cladding-pumped erbium-doped fiber power amplifier and a passively mode-locked fiber seed oscillator in conjunction with an all-fiber chirped-pulse amplification system, we obtain 380-fs near-bandwidth-limited pulses with an average power of 260 mW. The pulse repetition rate is varied between 5 and 50 MHz, and pulse energies as high as 20 nJ are generated.

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Published date: 1995

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Local EPrints ID: 78121
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78121
ISSN: 0146-9592
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Author: J.D. Minelly
Author: A. Galvanauskas
Author: M.E. Fermann
Author: D. Harter
Author: J.E. Caplen
Author: Z.J. Chen
Author: D.N. Payne

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