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Ultrafast fiber laser technology: status and prospects
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Paper Abstract

Outstanding evolutions in fiber technology made it possible to overcome restrictions due to nonlinear pulse distortions in the amplification fiber and revealed the full potential of rare-earth-doped fibers as a power-scalable solid-state laser concept in the short pulse regime. State-of-the-art femtosecond fiber lasers in our labs deliver average power as high as 1 kW and pulse energies above 1mJ in the 1 μm wavelength region. This performance, in particular the significantly higher repetition rate compared to conventional femtosecond lasers, allows for unique approaches in several application fields. Beside the fiber designs, the experimental strategies, performance and limitations of these systems we will discuss selected applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 February 2010
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7579, Laser Resonators and Beam Control XII, 75791F (17 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.848277
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Tünnermann, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)
Jens Limpert, Friedrich-Schiller-Univ. Jena (Germany)
Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7579:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control XII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton; Vladimir S. Ilchenko, Editor(s)

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