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10 April 1995 Upconversion chirped-pulse amplification of ultrashort pulses using a multimode Tm:ZBLAN fiber
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Microjoule pulse energies are achieved from a single stage upconversion fiber amplifier for the first time in this demonstration of chirped pulse amplification using a multimode Tm:ZBLAN fiber. A Ti:sapphire laser system provides the seed pulse for the upconversion fiber amplifier which produces subpicosecond pulse trains with energies as great as 16 (mu) J at repetition rate of 4.4 kHz. The compressed pulse peak power is more than 1 MW, and the pulse is characterized both temporally and spatially.
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Lih-Mei Yang, Thomas S. Sosnowski, Michelle Lynn Stock, Theodore B. Norris, Jeffrey A. Squier, Gerard A. Mourou, Michael L. Dennis, and Irl N. Duling III "Upconversion chirped-pulse amplification of ultrashort pulses using a multimode Tm:ZBLAN fiber", Proc. SPIE 2377, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, (10 April 1995);


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