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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 466–472

Generation of variable width pulses from an Yb3+: YAG Integrated Dumper – Regenerative Amplifier

Alain Jolly, Nelly Deguil Robin, Jacques Luce, and Gérard Deschaseaux  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 466-472 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.000466


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Abstract

We propose an original optical architecture for the construction of an Integrated Dumper – Regenerative Amplifier, by combining pulse generation and pulse slicing together with downstream regenerative amplification within a common amplifying unit and resonator. This design provides relatively short pulses at high energy, using a fairly simple and robust two-path resonator. The demonstration is performed with the help of a diode-pumped Yb3+: YAG slab operated at room temperature at 1Hz PRF, in the energy range of 5 to 50mJ per pulse with 500ps to 5ns FWHM.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2006
Published: January 22, 2007

Citation
Alain Jolly, Nelly Deguil Robin, Jacques Luce, and Gérard Deschaseaux, "Generation of variable width pulses from an Yb3+: YAG Integrated Dumper – Regenerative Amplifier," Opt. Express 15, 466-472 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-2-466


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