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Title: All-fiber high-power 1700 nm femtosecond laser based on optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

We present the design and construction of an all-fiber high-power optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier working at 1700 nm, an important wavelength for bio-photonics and medical treatments. The laser delivers 1.42 W of output average power at 1700 nm, which corresponds to ∼40 nJ pulse energy. The pulse can be de-chirped with a conventional grating pair compressor to ∼450 fs. Furthermore, the laser has a stable performance with relative intensity noise typically below the -130 dBc/Hz level for the idler pulses at 1700 nm from 10kHz to 16.95 MHz, half of the laser repetition ratef/2.

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Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Publisher / Repository:
Optical Society of America
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Journal Name:
Optics Express
1094-4087; OPEXFF
Page Range / eLocation ID:
Article No. 2317
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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