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Upconversion chirped-pulse amplification of ultrashort pulses using a multimode Tm:ZBLAN fiber
Author(s): Lih-Mei Yang; Thomas S. Sosnowski; Michelle Lynn Stock; Theodore B. Norris; Jeffrey A. Squier; Gerard A. Mourou; Michael L. Dennis; Irl N. Duling III
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Paper Abstract

Microjoule pulse energies are achieved from a single stage upconversion fiber amplifier for the first time in this demonstration of chirped pulse amplification using a multimode Tm:ZBLAN fiber. A Ti:sapphire laser system provides the seed pulse for the upconversion fiber amplifier which produces subpicosecond pulse trains with energies as great as 16 (mu) J at repetition rate of 4.4 kHz. The compressed pulse peak power is more than 1 MW, and the pulse is characterized both temporally and spatially.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2377, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206406
Show Author Affiliations
Lih-Mei Yang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Thomas S. Sosnowski, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Michelle Lynn Stock, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Theodore B. Norris, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jeffrey A. Squier, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Gerard A. Mourou, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Michael L. Dennis, Naval Research Lab. (United States)
Irl N. Duling III, Naval Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2377:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II
Christopher P. P. Barty; Frank W. Wise, Editor(s)

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