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Low noise all-fiber amplification of a coherent supercontinuum at 2 \mu m and its limits imposed by polarization noise
preprintposted on 2023-11-30, 18:07 authored by Alexander M. Heidt, Joanna Modupeh Hodasi, Anupamaa Rampur, Dirk-Mathys Spangenberg, Manuel Ryser, Mariusz Klimczak, Thomas Feurer
We report the amplification of an all-normal dispersion supercontinuum pulse in a Thulium / Holmium co-doped all-fiber chirped pulse amplification system. With a -20 dB bandwidth of more than 300 nm in the range 1800-2100 nm the system delivers high quality 66 fs pulses with more than 70 kW peak power directly from the output fiber. The coherent seeding of the entire emission bandwidth of the doped fiber and the stability of the supercontinuum generation dynamics in the silicate glass all-normal dispersion photonic crystal fiber result in excellent noise characteristics of the amplified ultrashort pulses.