13 March 2008 Parabolic fiber amplifier beyond the gain bandwidth limits
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We report the generation of 63 fs pulses of 290 nJ energy and 4.6 MW peak power at 1050 nm based on the use of a single polarisation maintaining ytterbium-doped fiber parabolic amplification system. We demonstrate that the operation of the amplifier beyond the gain bandwidth limit plays a key role on the sufficient recompressibility of the pulses in a standard grating pair compressor. This results from the accumulated asymmetric nonlinear spectral phase and the good overall third-order dispersion compensation in the system.
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Y. Zaouter, Y. Zaouter, D. N. Papadopoulos, D. N. Papadopoulos, M. Hanna, M. Hanna, F. Druon, F. Druon, E. Mottay, E. Mottay, E. Cormier, E. Cormier, P. Georges, P. Georges, } "Parabolic fiber amplifier beyond the gain bandwidth limits", Proc. SPIE 6881, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII, 68810G (13 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761175; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.761175
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