3 March 2010 Improved performance of nonlinear CPA-systems by spectral clipping
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In this work we present a new method for peak-power scaling in nonlinear CPA-systems. By clipping the tails of the spectrum we demonstrate pulse quality enhancement and an increase of peak-power at the output of the CPA-system. A theoretical model allows us to determine an optimal ratio between the spectral clipping bandwidth and the pulse bandwidth at a certain B-integral. Additionally, a simple redesign of a grating based stretcher unit, applying our new spectral clipping technique, would significantly increase the output peak-power of such nonlinear CPA-systems by a factor up to six due to the higher stretching ratio.
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Enrico Seise, Enrico Seise, Damian N. Schimpf, Damian N. Schimpf, Jens Limpert, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann, Andreas Tünnermann, } "Improved performance of nonlinear CPA-systems by spectral clipping", Proc. SPIE 7580, Fiber Lasers VII: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 75800X (3 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.842111; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.842111
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