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High Peak Power, Single-polarized, Sub-nanoseconds Pulses Generation of a Yb-doped Rod-type Photonic Crystal Fiber Amplifier

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We report a high-peak-power, single-polarized master oscillator power amplification system employing polarization- maintaining Yb-doped rod-type photonic crystal fiber. The MOPA system comprises of a Q-switched microchip laser generating ~630ps pulses at 8.6 kHz repetition-rate and two amplification stages employing double cladding fiber and rod-type PCF respectively. The MOPA system obtains narrow spectral bandwidth, single-polarized pulses of 9W maximum output average power, corresponding to peak power of 1.7MW.

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Z. Wang, S. Du, Z. Wang, J. He, Y. Wei, Q. Lou and J. Zhou, "High Peak Power, Single-polarized, Sub-nanoseconds Pulses Generation of a Yb-doped Rod-type Photonic Crystal Fiber Amplifier," Optics and Photonics Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2B, 2013, pp. 69-72. doi: 10.4236/opj.2013.32B017.

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