Applied Physics B

, 92:9

57 W, 27 fs pulses from a fiber laser system using nonlinear compression

Authors

    • Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • F. Röser
    • Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • O. Schmidt
    • Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • J. Limpert
    • Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University Jena
  • A. Tünnermann
    • Institute of Applied PhysicsFriedrich-Schiller-University Jena
    • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-008-3048-9

Cite this article as:
Eidam, T., Röser, F., Schmidt, O. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2008) 92: 9. doi:10.1007/s00340-008-3048-9

Abstract

We report on the generation of 27 fs pulses with an average output power of 57 W and a repetition rate of 78 MHz. The pulses are generated by combining a high average power fiber chirped pulse amplification (FCPA) system with a microstructured large-mode-area fiber for nonlinear compression. The FCPA system delivers 270 fs pulses in a linearly polarized beam with diffraction-limited quality. Nonlinear compression is achieved by launching the pulses into a short (few cm) piece of microstructured fiber and subsequent compression by a pair of chirped mirrors.

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