Title

Large-aperture chirped volume Bragg grating based fiber CPA system

Authors

Authors

K. H. Liao; M. Y. Cheng; E. Flecher; V. I. Smirnov; L. B. Glebov;A. Galvanauskas

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Abbreviated Journal Title

Opt. Express

Keywords

PULSE; COMPRESSION; Optics

Abstract

A fiber chirped pulse amplification system at 1558nm was demonstrated using a large-aperture volume Bragg grating stretcher and compressor made of Photo-Thermal-Refractive (PTR) glass. Such PTR-glass based gratings represent a new type of pulse stretching and compressing devices which are compact, monolithic and optically efficient. Furthermore, since PTR glass technology enables volume gratings with transverse apertures which are large, homogeneous and scalable, it also enables high pulse energies and powers far exceeding those achievable with other existing compact pulse-compression technologies. Additionally, reciprocity of chirped gratings with respect to stretching and compression also enables to address a long-standing problem in CPA system design of stretcher-compressor dispersion mismatch. (c) 2007 Optical Society of America.

Journal Title

Optics Express

Volume

15

Issue/Number

8

Publication Date

1-1-2007

Document Type

Article

Language

English

First Page

4876

Last Page

4882

WOS Identifier

WOS:000245782500049

ISSN

1094-4087

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