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Mode-scalable fiber-based chirped pulse amplification systems

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Galvanauskas, A. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng. & Comput. Sci., Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor, MI, USA

A new generation of compact and robust ultrashort pulse lasers is currently emerging based on rare-earth doped fiber gain media. This paper reviews the development of high-power fiber technology, which recently has led to millijoule energies and ~10 W average powers from various femtosecond fiber systems. These results indicate that fiber technology has a significant potential to replace conventional solid-state lasers and promises important advantages both for practical use and for achieving high powers and energies. Chirped pulse amplification and different mode-size scaling techniques compose the foundation of this ultrashort-pulse fiber technology. Mode-size scaling can be achieved either by using multimode core fibers, which can produce a diffraction-limited beam at the fiber amplifier output, or by "mode-cleaning" of multimode core fiber output through saturated optical parametric amplification

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Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:7 ,  Issue: 4 )