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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4695–4700

Numerical simulation of the amplification of a short laser pulse by a ytterbium doped amplifier longitudinally pumped by short pump pulses

Gilbert L. Bourdet  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 19, pp. 4695-4700 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.004695


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Abstract

A simple and original derivation making it possible to analytically compute the performances achievable with an end pumped ytterbium (Yb) amplifier pumped by a pump pulse and seeded by a laser pulse both shorter than the upper-level lifetime is presented. This may be useful when amplifiers or lasers are pumped by a Ti:sapphire laser. The case of a Yb:YAG amplifier is numerically investigated and it is shown that, in these conditions, the resulting efficiency can reach quantum efficiency.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

History
Original Manuscript: September 30, 2005
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: January 3, 2006

Citation
Gilbert L. Bourdet, "Numerical simulation of the amplification of a short laser pulse by a ytterbium doped amplifier longitudinally pumped by short pump pulses," Appl. Opt. 45, 4695-4700 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-19-4695

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