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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 15 — Jul. 23, 2007
  • pp: 9123–9128

MW ps pulse generation at sub-MHz repetition rates from a phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier

Kouji Nawata, Masahito Okida, Kenji Furuki, and Takashige Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 15, pp. 9123-9128 (2007)

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We demonstrated high-repetition-rate (sub-MHz) MW pulse generation by combining a picosecond phase conjugate laser system based on a diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier with a pulse selector based on a RbTiOPO4 electro-optical modulator. Peak output powers in the range of 2.8-6.8 MW at a pulse repetition frequency range of 0.33-1.0 MHz were achieved at an extraction efficiency of 34-35%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 4, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2007
Published: July 10, 2007

Takashige Omatsu, Kouji Nawata, Masahito Okida, and Kenji Furuki, "MW ps pulse generation at sub-MHz repetition rates from a phase conjugate Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier," Opt. Express 15, 9123-9128 (2007)

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