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6 February 2009 Pulse and amplifier dynamics in high energy fiber optic ultrashort pulse laser systems
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Ultrashort pulse lasers based on fiber optic architecture will play a dominant role in the spread of these lasers into research and industrial applications. The principle challenge is to generate adequate pulse energy from singlemode or quasi-singlemode amplifiers which have small cross-sectional area. We demonstrate a robust, all-fiber erbium amplifier system that produces >100 μJ per pulse with 701 fs pulsewidth and M2 < 1.3. We will discuss the salient amplifier dynamics that influence the pulse generation, shaping, and propagation phenomena in state-of-the-art erbium fiber lasers. Furthermore, we show data relevant to applications and implementation of ultrashort pulse lasers.
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Michael Mielke, David Gaudiosi, Kyungbum Kim, Tolga Yilmaz, Michael Greenberg, Sha Tong, Xinhua Gu, Mark Geusen, Robert Cline, Mark Slovick, Neill Allen, Michael Manning, Barry Schuler, and Steven Sapers "Pulse and amplifier dynamics in high energy fiber optic ultrashort pulse laser systems", Proc. SPIE 7214, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XIII, 72140V (6 February 2009);


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