Using a novel Yb-doped crystal close-loop cooled at -130°C we demonstrate a 2-6-W multi-kilohertz amplifier delivering sub-200-fs pulses with energies up to 2 mJ. This technology is straightforwardly scalable toward a kHz-repetition-rate multi-mJ output.
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A. Pugžlys, G. Andriukaitis, A. Baltuška, L. Su, J. Xu, R. Li, W. Lai, P. Phua, A. Marcinkevičius, M. E. Fermann, L. Giniūnas, and R. Danielius, "A Compact kHz-Repetition-Rate 2-mJ Sub-200-fs cw-Pumped Yb,Na:CaF<sup>2</sup>Amplifier," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper CFO1.
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