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All polarization-maintaining fiber chirped-pulse amplification system for microjoule femtosecond pulses
Author(s): Shian Zhou; Tetsuji Takamido; Rakesh Bhandari; Andy Chong; Frank Wise
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Paper Abstract

A femtosecond fiber system based on nonlinear chirped-pulse amplification is investigated. It is the first investigation on pulse properties from all-normal-dispersion fiber laser after amplification. Nonlinearities due to fibers are carefully managed. The system generates up to 5-μJ pulses, and delivers near diffraction-limit beam (M2 < 1.1), polarization extinction ratio (40 dB) and polarization extinction ratio (36 dB).

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 February 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7195, Fiber Lasers VI: Technology, Systems, and Applications, 719516 (19 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.809012
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Shian Zhou, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Sunx Ltd. (Japan)
Tetsuji Takamido, Sunx Ltd. (Japan)
Rakesh Bhandari, Sunx Ltd. (Japan)
Andy Chong, Cornell Univ. (United States)
Frank Wise, Cornell Univ. (United States)


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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