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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2013
  • pp: 3278–3283

Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier system providing 10  mJ, 32  W, and 50  MW pulses for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping

Andreas Vaupel, Nathan Bodnar, Benjamin Webb, Lawrence Shah, Michaël Hemmer, Eric Cormier, and Martin Richardson  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 12, pp. 3278-3283 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.30.003278


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Abstract

We present a high-energy, high-average-power picosecond laser system based on a hybrid chain in a master oscillator power amplifier configuration. The chain is seeded by a Ti:sapphire oscillator, followed by a Yb-doped fiber preamplifier, a Nd:YAG-based regenerate amplifier, and a Nd:YVO4-based single-pass amplifier. The final diode-pumped, solid-state amplifier is detailed and produces pulses with more than 10 mJ energy at 32 W average power with 207 ps duration, corresponding to 50 MW peak power. The picosecond pulse output is seeded and optically synchronized with the sub-5-fs oscillator for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 10, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 31, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 31, 2013
Published: November 21, 2013

Citation
Andreas Vaupel, Nathan Bodnar, Benjamin Webb, Lawrence Shah, Michaël Hemmer, Eric Cormier, and Martin Richardson, "Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier system providing 10  mJ, 32  W, and 50  MW pulses for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 3278-3283 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-30-12-3278


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