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50 W, 50 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear fiber compression
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Paper Abstract

We report on the generation of 50 fs pulses with an average output power of more than 50W. This is done by combining a high average power fiber CPA system with a microstructured large-mode-area fiber for nonlinear compression. The fiber CPA system delivers 300 fs pulses with a repetition rate of 73MHz in a linearly polarized beam with diffraction-limited quality. The average output power can exceed 100W. Nonlinear compression of these pulses is done by launching the light into a very short piece of a microstructured fiber and then removing the phase with a pair of chirped mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 February 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6102, Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 610210 (23 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.646300
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F. Röser, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
J. Rothhardt, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
T. Schreiber, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
J. Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
A. Tünnermann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6102:
Fiber Lasers III: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Andrew J. W. Brown; Johan Nilsson; Donald J. Harter; Andreas Tünnermann, Editor(s)

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