19 February 2009 Compensation of pulse-shaping due to saturation in fiber amplifiers
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We derive an expression describing pre-compensation of pulse-distortion due to saturation effects in short pulse laseramplifiers. The analytical solution determines the optimum input pulse required to obtain any arbitrary target pulse at the output of the saturated laser-amplifier. The relation is experimentally verified using an all-fiber amplifier chain that is seeded by a directly modulated laser-diode.
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D. N. Schimpf, D. N. Schimpf, C. Ruchert, C. Ruchert, D. Nodop, D. Nodop, J. Limpert, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, A. Tünnermann, F. Salin, F. Salin, } "Compensation of pulse-shaping due to saturation in fiber amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 71951E (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808127; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.808127

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