17 February 2010 Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification
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A fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier (FOPCPA) is experimentally demonstrated. A 1.76 ps signal at 1542 nm with a peak power of 20 mW is broadened to 40 ps, and then amplified by a 100-ps pulsed pump at 1560 nm. The corresponding idler at 1578 nm is generated as the FOPCPA output. The same medium used to stretch the signal is deployed to compress the idler to 3.8 ps, and another spool of fiber is deployed to further compress the idler to 1.87 ps. The peak power of the compressed idler is 2 W, which corresponds to a gain of 20 dB.
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Yue Zhou, Kim K. Y. Cheung, P. C. Chui, Kenneth K. Y. Wong, "Experimental demonstration of fiber optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification", Proc. SPIE 7582, Nonlinear Frequency Generation and Conversion: Materials, Devices, and Applications IX, 75820T (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.840394; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.840394
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