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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 24075–24083

Spatially dispersive regenerative amplification of ultrashort laser pulses

Nikolai B. Chichkov, Udo Bünting, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 24075-24083 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.024075


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Abstract

A novel CPA-system with a spatially dispersive Yb:KYW-based regenerative amplifier is presented. Three prisms inside the amplifier divide the seed pulses from an Yb fiber laser system into spatially separated spectral components that pass through different volumes of the active medium and are amplified independently. This concept allows overcoming the effect of gain-narrowing. The spatially dispersive amplifier delivers laser pulses with energies of up to 30 µJ at a repetition rate of 100 kHz. Successful compression of the amplified pulses down to 171 fs is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 10, 2009
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 11, 2009
Published: December 17, 2009

Citation
Nikolai B. Chichkov, Udo Bünting, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht, "Spatially dispersive regenerative amplification of ultrashort laser pulses," Opt. Express 17, 24075-24083 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-24075


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