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Experimental investigation of ultrashort pulse amplification in a Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber
Author(s): D. S. Peter; Walter J. Hodel; Heinz P. Weber
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Paper Abstract

The amplification of 300 fs pulses in a Pr3+-doped fluoride fiber is investigated experimentally. We found that for these short inapt pulses the high normal group velocity dispersion (GVD) of the fiber leads to a self induced chirped pulse amplification which prevents spectral pulse distortions due to nonlinearities. As a consequence the amplified pulses can be recompressed to their original duration in an external delay line for gain values in the order of 15 - 20 dB. These findings are important for applications in communication and ultrafast spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2770, Laser Optics '95 and ICONO '95: Superintense Laser Fields, (12 April 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.238040
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D. S. Peter, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
Walter J. Hodel, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)
Heinz P. Weber, Univ. of Bern (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2770:
Laser Optics '95 and ICONO '95: Superintense Laser Fields
Alexander A. Andreev; Vyacheslav M. Gordienko, Editor(s)

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