3 November 2016 Pre-chirp managed nonlinear amplification for >100 W ultrafast sources
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We proposed and demonstrated pre-chirp managed amplification (PCMA), in which the seeding pulse was nonlinearly amplified such that the amplified spectrum was substantially broadened. By properly pre-chirping the seeding pulse, the amplified pulse can be compressed with the duration much shorter than the transform-limited duration allowed by the seeding spectrum. Using an Yb-doped rod-type large-pitch fiber as the power amplifier, PCMA has enabled us to generate 75 MHz, ~60 fs, linearly-polarized pulses with >100-W average power.
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Wei Liu, Yizhou Liu, Damian N. Schimpf, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann, Franz X. Kärtner, Guoqing Chang, "Pre-chirp managed nonlinear amplification for >100 W ultrafast sources", Proc. SPIE 10029, Quantum and Nonlinear Optics IV, 100290U (3 November 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2245535; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2245535
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