Patent Number: 7,711,013

Title: Modular fiber-based chirped pulse amplification system

Abstract: A modular ultrafast pulse laser system is constructed of individually pre-tested components manufactured as modules. The individual modules include an oscillator, pre-amplifier and power amplifier stages, a non-linear amplifier, and a stretcher and compressor. The individual modules can typically be connected by means of simple fiber splices.

Inventors: Liu; Zhenlin (Ann Arbor, MI), Cho; Gyu Choen (Ann Arbor, MI), Gu; Xinhua (Ann Arbor, MI), Ulrich, Jr.; Otho E. (Ann Arbor, MI), Harter; Donald J. (Ann Arbor, MI)

Assignee: IMRA America, Inc.

International Classification: H01S 3/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018