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High energy ultrashort pulses via hollow fiber compression of a fiber chirped pulse amplification system

: Hädrich, S.; Rothhardt, J.; Eidam, T.; Limpert, J.; Tünnermann, A.

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Optics Express 17 (2009), No.5, pp.3913-3922
ISSN: 1094-4087
Journal Article, Electronic Publication
Fraunhofer IOF ()

A simple, robust and compact pulse compressor for high-repetition rate high-peak power fiber chirped pulse amplification systems is presented. We use noble-gas-filled hollow fibers for spectral broadening of the optical pulses via self-phase modulation. Subsequent compression with chirped mirrors shortens the pulses by more than a factor 10. Pulses shorter than 70 fs with pulse energies of the order of 100 mu J have been obtained resulting in a peak power up to 1GW at 30.3 kHz. Additionally, nonlinear polarization rotation has been used for temporal pulse cleaning during the nonlinear compression at 30.3 kHz and 100 kHz, respectively.