Experimental demonstration of optical parametric chirped pulse amplification in optical fiber.

Université de Lille1, IRCICA, FR CNRS 3024, Laboratoire PhLAM, UMR CNRS 8523, 59655 Villeneuve d'Ascq Cedex, France.
Optics Letters (Impact Factor: 3.18). 06/2010; 35(11):1786-8. DOI: 10.1364/OL.35.001786
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ABSTRACT We experimentally demonstrate optical parametric chirped pulse amplification for the first time (to our knowledge) in a completely integrated all-fiber optical system. A single chirped fiber Bragg grating, achieving both the stretching and compression stages, is combined with a cw-pumped fiber optical parametric amplifier. As a proof of principle, we demonstrate the amplification of picosecond Fourier-transform-limited pulses at 1550nm.