Nonlinear chirped-pulse amplification of a soliton-similariton laser to ~1 µJ at 1550 nm
We demonstrate all-fiber-integrated nonlinear CPA system operating at 1550 nm, seeded by a soliton-similariton laser. Chirped 2-μJ pulses are compressed to 700-fs, 0.5-μJ pulses at 1 MHz. Amplifier output is through a strictly singlemode fiber. © 2012 OSA.