Device for Amplifying Light Pulses
The invention relates to a device (1, 11) for amplifying light pulses (2, 12), comprising a stretcher (4, 14) that temporally stretches the light pulses (2, 12), at least one amplifier (5, 15) that amplifies the stretched light pulses (2, 12), and a compressor (6, 16) that recompresses the stretched and amplified light pulses (2, 12), the stretcher (4, 14) and the compressor (6, 16) being dispersive elements that have substantially reversed identical dispersion. In order to design a light pulse amplifying device (1, 11) that is compact and can be used in a flexible manner, the dispersion of the amplifier (5, 15), the dispersion of additional optical elements of the device (1), and/or the wrong adjustment of the dispersion of the stretcher (4, 14) and the compressor (6, 16) are at least partly compensated using self-phase modulation of the light pulses (2, 12) and/or using at least one additional element (17) that has variable dispersion.
SCHIMPF DAMIAN [DE]; LIMPERT JENS [DE]; TUENNERMANN ANDREAS [DE]
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