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Impact of pumping configuration on all-fibered femtosecond chirped pulse amplification
Author(s): Jean-Bernard Lecourt; Charles Duterte; Anthony Bertrand; Flavien Liégeois; Yves Hernandez; Domenico Giannone
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Paper Abstract

We experimentally compared the co- and counter-propagative pumping scheme for the amplification of ultra-short optical pulses. According to pumping direction we show that optical pulses with a duration of 75 fs and 100mW of average output power can be obtained for co-propagative pumping, while pulse duration is never shorter than 400 fs for the counter-propagative case. We show that the impact of non-linear effects on pulse propagation is different for the two pumping configurations. We assume that Self Phase Modulation (SPM) is the main effect in the copropagative case, whereas the impact of Stimulated Raman Scattering is bigger for the counter-propagative case.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 April 2008
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6998, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III, 69980F (22 April 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.781000
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Jean-Bernard Lecourt, Multitel (Belgium)
Charles Duterte, Multitel (Belgium)
Anthony Bertrand, Multitel (Belgium)
Flavien Liégeois, Multitel (Belgium)
Yves Hernandez, Multitel (Belgium)
Domenico Giannone, Multitel (Belgium)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6998:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers III
Jonathan A. Terry; Thomas Graf; Helena Jelínková, Editor(s)

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