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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 12230–12245

400 W Yb:YAG Innoslab fs-amplifier

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, J. Weitenberg, H.D. Hoffmann, and R. Poprawe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12230-12245 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.012230


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Abstract

The Innoslab design, already established for neodymium doped laser crystals, was applied to ytterbium doped laser materials. Recent progresses in brightness of high power diode lasers facilitate efficient pumping of quasi-three-level laser materials. Innoslab amplifiers are compared to competing thin-disk and fiber fs-amplifiers. A compact diode-pumped Yb:YAG Innoslab fs-oscillator-amplifier system, scalable to the kilowatt range, was realized. Numerical simulations result in conditions for high efficiency and beam quality. Nearly transform and diffraction limited 680 fs pulses at 400 W average output power and 76 MHz repetition rate without using CPA technology have been achieved at room temperature so far.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Pointers

History
Original Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2009
Published: July 6, 2009

Citation
P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, J. Weitenberg, H. D. Hoffmann, and R. Poprawe, "400W Yb:YAG Innoslab fs-Amplifier," Opt. Express 17, 12230-12245 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-15-12230


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