We demonstrate an Yb:YAG thin disk laser generating 5-µJ pulses with 800-fs duration and >60W average power. It operated in helium atmosphere, because the nonlinearity of air is critical for pulse energy scaling.
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S. V. Marchese, T. Südmeyer, M. Golling, R. Grange, and U. Keller, "5-µJ Pulses at 12 MHz from a Femtosecond Passively Mode-Locked Thin Disk Laser," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CWF5.
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