8 May 1996 Study of saturated chirped-pulse amplification and recompression
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Abstract
The nonlinear effects on chirped-pulse amplification and recompression are modeled for different levels of amplifier saturation. It is shown that gain saturation and self-phase modulation act together to significantly distort the recompressed pulse after amplification, and a large linear chirp of input pulse contributes to suppress the pedestal of recompressed pulse induced by self-phase modulation in gain saturation regime. Spectral distortion due to gain saturation also has a stronger effect on the low intensity pedestal of recompressed pulse.
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Yuzhen Shen, Yuzhen Shen, Qirong Xing, Qirong Xing, Jiying Shi, Jiying Shi, Qingyue Wang, Qingyue Wang, "Study of saturated chirped-pulse amplification and recompression", Proc. SPIE 2701, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses III, (8 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239720; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.239720
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