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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 8 — Apr. 16, 2007
  • pp: 4781–4786

High power scaling of a passively modelocked laser oscillator in a bounce geometry

D. J. Farrell and M. J. Damzen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 8, pp. 4781-4786 (2007)

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In this paper we present the first operation and power scaling of a modelocked Nd:YVO4 bounce laser oscillator at 1064nm. We obtain up to 16.7W of average output power from 38W of pump power, in a continuous-wave modelocked pulse train with 30ps pulses at a repetition rate of 78MHz. We then use a Master Oscillator Power Amplifier (MOPA) configuration utilising another bounce amplifier, to achieve 60W of modelocked output power.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 6, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2007
Published: April 4, 2007

D. J. Farrell and M. J. Damzen, "High power scaling of a passively modelocked laser oscillator in a bounce geometry," Opt. Express 15, 4781-4786 (2007)

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