SPM-induced spectral compression of picosecond pulses in a single-mode Yb-doped fiber amplifier
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- Limpert, J., Gabler, T., Liem, A. et al. Appl Phys B (2002) 74: 191. doi:10.1007/s003400100784
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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.