Applied Physics B

, Volume 74, Issue 2, pp 191–195

SPM-induced spectral compression of picosecond pulses in a single-mode Yb-doped fiber amplifier

  • J. Limpert
  • T. Gabler
  • A. Liem
  • H. Zellmer
  • A. Tünnermann
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DOI: 10.1007/s003400100784

Cite this article as:
Limpert, J., Gabler, T., Liem, A. et al. Appl Phys B (2002) 74: 191. doi:10.1007/s003400100784

Abstract.

In a fiber amplifier, spectral compression due to self-phase modulation is demonstrated for ultrashort pulses. We report the generation of near-transform-limited picosecond pulses with peak powers of several kW at a repetition rate of 74 MHz and diffraction-limited beam quality in a Yb-doped fiber amplifier when seeding with a negative chirped pulse.

PACS: 42.55.Wd; 42.65.Re; 42.65.-k

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Limpert
    • 1
  • T. Gabler
    • 1
  • A. Liem
    • 1
  • H. Zellmer
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena, GermanyDE