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Adaptive pulse shape control in a diode-seeded nanosecond fiber MOPA system

Vu, K. T.; Malinowski, A.; Richardson, D. J.; Ghiringhelli, F.; Hickey, L. M. B.; Zervas, M. N.


We demonstrate active shaping of the driving electrical pulses to a laser diode in order to compensate for the pulse shaping effects of gain saturation in an Yb doped fiber amplifier cascade and to allow the generation of user defined customized output pulse shapes. In particular we demonstrate the generation of square output pulses, which have the potential to significantly increase the maximum pulse energy extractable from an amplifier before the peak power reaches the threshold for SRS, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.14.010996
Access Rights: Open Access


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