Title

1.4kW high peak power generation from an all semiconductor mode-locked master oscillator power amplifier system based on eXtreme Chirped Pulse Amplification(X-CPA)

Authors

Authors

K. Kim; S. Lee;P. J. Delfyett

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

LASER; DISPERSION; Optics

Abstract

The concept of eXtreme Chirped Pulse Amplification (X-CPA) is introduced as a novel method to overcome the energy storage limit of semiconductor optical amplifiers in ultrashort pulse amplification. A colliding pulse mode-locked semiconductor laser is developed as a master oscillator and generates 600fs pulses with 6nm bandwidth at 975nm. Using a highly dispersive chirped fiber Bragg grating (1600ps/nm) as an extreme pulse stretcher and compressor, we demonstrate similar to 16,000 times extreme chirped pulse amplification and recompression generating optical pulses of 590fs with 1.4kW of peak power. These pulses represent, to our knowledge, the highest peak power generated from an all semiconductor ultrafast laser system. (C) 2005 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

13

Issue/Number

12

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4600

Last Page

4606

WOS Identifier

WOS:000229799200025

ISSN

1094-4087

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