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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 6 — Mar. 17, 2008
  • pp: 3674–3679

High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system

M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 6, pp. 3674-3679 (2008)

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Diode-pumped nanosecond multi-pass laser amplification to the joule level using an Yb:YAG slab crystal has been demonstrated. A maximum output pulse energy of 2.9 J at an optical-to-optical efficiency of 10% has been achieved. The seed pulses with a pulse duration of 6.4 ns were generated in a Q-switched Yb:YAG laser and amplified up to a pulse energy of 200mJ in a multi-pass booster amplifier. A maximum average output power of 15W at a repetition rate of 10 Hz has been measured. We also present a relay imaging semi-stable cavity for multi-pass amplification and a diode-pumping scheme employing horizontally stacked high-power laser diodes.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2008
Published: March 5, 2008

M. Siebold, J. Hein, C. Wandt, S. Klingebiel, F. Krausz, and S. Karsch, "High-energy, diode-pumped, nanosecond Yb:YAG MOPA system," Opt. Express 16, 3674-3679 (2008)

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