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Compensation of pulse-shaping due to saturation in fiber amplifiers
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Paper Abstract

We derive an expression describing pre-compensation of pulse-distortion due to saturation effects in short pulse laseramplifiers. The analytical solution determines the optimum input pulse required to obtain any arbitrary target pulse at the output of the saturated laser-amplifier. The relation is experimentally verified using an all-fiber amplifier chain that is seeded by a directly modulated laser-diode.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 71951E (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.808127
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D. N. Schimpf, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
C. Ruchert, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
D. Nodop, 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)
F. Salin, EOLITE Systems (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7195:
Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications
Denis V. Gapontsev; Dahv A. Kliner; Jay W. Dawson; Kanishka Tankala, Editor(s)

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