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Single polarization picosecond fiber MOPA power scaled to beyond 500 W

Teh, Peh Siong, Alam, Shaif-ul, Lewis, Richard J. and Richardson, David J. 2014. Single polarization picosecond fiber MOPA power scaled to beyond 500 W. Laser Physics Letters 11 (8) , 085103. 10.1088/1612-2011/11/8/085103

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We demonstrate a gain-switched diode-seeded, ytterbium-doped fiber based master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) system, capable of delivering 2.4 μJ, 35 ps pulses at a repetition frequency of 215 MHz in a single-polarization, close to diffraction limited beam. We are aware that the corresponding average power of > 500 W is a record for such a MOPA system. Further pulse energy scaling was limited primarily by the onset of nonlinear effects such as self-phase modulation and stimulated Raman scattering which led to a compromised pulse quality at higher peak powers (> 70 kW).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Biosciences
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Optics; quantum optics; lasers.
Publisher: IOP Publishing
ISSN: 1612-202X
Funders: UK Technology Strategy Board
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 18 February 2019
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2019 16:51

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