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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 20 — Sep. 24, 2012
  • pp: 21992–22000

High-energy, ceramic-disk Yb:LuAG laser amplifier

M. Siebold, M. Loeser, F. Roeser, M. Seltmann, G. Harzendorf, I. Tsybin, S. Linke, S. Banerjee, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, K. Ertel, J. C. Collier, and U. Schramm  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 20, pp. 21992-22000 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.021992


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Abstract

We report the first short-pulse amplification results to several hundred millijoule energies in ceramic Yb:LuAG. We have demonstrated ns-pulse output from a diode-pumped Yb:LuAG amplifier at a maximum energy of 580 mJ and a peak optical-to-optical efficiency of 28% at 550 mJ. In cavity dumped operation of a nanosecond oscillator we obtained 1 mJ at up to 100 Hz repetition rate. A gain bandwidth of 5.4 nm was achieved at room temperature by measuring the small-signal single-pass gain. Furthermore, we compared our results with Yb:YAG within the same amplifier system.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: July 6, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2012
Published: September 11, 2012

Citation
M. Siebold, M. Loeser, F. Roeser, M. Seltmann, G. Harzendorf, I. Tsybin, S. Linke, S. Banerjee, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, K. Ertel, J. C. Collier, and U. Schramm, "High-energy, ceramic-disk Yb:LuAG laser amplifier," Opt. Express 20, 21992-22000 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-20-21992


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