High efficiency, monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system for high energy femtosecond pulse generation

Xiang Peng, Kyungbum Kim, Michael Mielke, Stephen Jennings, Gordon Masor, Dave Stohl, Arturo Chavez-Pirson, Dan T. Nguyen, Dan Rhonehouse, Jie Zong, Dmitriy Churin, Nasser N Peyghambarian

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A novel monolithic fiber-optic chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system for high energy, femtosecond pulse generation is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. By employing a high gain amplifier comprising merely 20 cm of high efficiency media (HEM) gain fiber, an optimal balance of output pulse energy, optical efficiency, and B-integral is achieved. The HEM amplifier is fabricated from erbium-doped phosphate glass fiber and yields gain of 1.443 dB/cm with slope efficiency >45%. We experimentally demonstrate near diffraction-limited beam quality and near transform-limited femtosecond pulse quality at 1.55 μm wavelength. With pulse energy >100 μJ and pulse duration of 636 fs (FWHM), the peak power is estimated to be ∑160 MW. NAVAIR Public Release Distribution Statement A-"Approved for Public release; distribution is unlimited".

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25440-25451
Number of pages12
JournalOptics Express
Volume21
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 21 2013

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High efficiency, monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system for high energy femtosecond pulse generation. / Peng, Xiang; Kim, Kyungbum; Mielke, Michael; Jennings, Stephen; Masor, Gordon; Stohl, Dave; Chavez-Pirson, Arturo; Nguyen, Dan T.; Rhonehouse, Dan; Zong, Jie; Churin, Dmitriy; Peyghambarian, Nasser N.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 21, No. 21, 21.10.2013, p. 25440-25451.

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Peng, X, Kim, K, Mielke, M, Jennings, S, Masor, G, Stohl, D, Chavez-Pirson, A, Nguyen, DT, Rhonehouse, D, Zong, J, Churin, D & Peyghambarian, NN 2013, 'High efficiency, monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system for high energy femtosecond pulse generation', Optics Express, vol. 21, no. 21, pp. 25440-25451. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.025440
Peng, Xiang ; Kim, Kyungbum ; Mielke, Michael ; Jennings, Stephen ; Masor, Gordon ; Stohl, Dave ; Chavez-Pirson, Arturo ; Nguyen, Dan T. ; Rhonehouse, Dan ; Zong, Jie ; Churin, Dmitriy ; Peyghambarian, Nasser N. / High efficiency, monolithic fiber chirped pulse amplification system for high energy femtosecond pulse generation. In: Optics Express. 2013 ; Vol. 21, No. 21. pp. 25440-25451.
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