Applied Physics B

, Volume 88, Issue 4, pp 515–518

Chirped-pulse amplification near the gain-narrowing limit of Yb-doped fiber using a reflection grism compressor

Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-007-2699-2

Cite this article as:
Kuznetsova, L., Wise, F., Kane, S. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2007) 88: 515. doi:10.1007/s00340-007-2699-2

Abstract

We report a numerical and experimental study of chirped-pulse amplification of femtosecond pulses near the gain narrowing limit of Yb-doped fiber. We show that a strongly inhomogeneous lineshape provides a good description of pulse amplification in the linear regime (nonlinear phase shift ΦNL<1). Compensation of second- and third-order dispersion using a high-efficiency reflection grism compressor is demonstrated in a fiber chirped-pulse amplification system. A Fourier-transform-limited pulse duration of 120 fs is obtained for the highest achieved gain (23 dB).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsCornell UniversityIthacaUSA
  2. 2.Horiba Jobin Yvon Inc.EdisonUSA
  3. 3.Colorado School of MinesGoldenUSA