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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 20 — Oct. 2, 2006
  • pp: 9244–9249

High-gain diode-pumped amplifier for generation of microjoule-level picosecond pulses

Antonio Agnesi, Luca Carrà, Federico Pirzio, Daniele Scarpa, Alessandra Tomaselli, Giancarlo Reali, Carla Vacchi, and Caterina Braggio  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 20, pp. 9244-9249 (2006)

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A diode-pumped single-pass amplifier system relying on two grazing-incidence Nd:YVO4 slabs was developed to increase the energy of low-repetition-rate pulses from a decimated low-power cw mode-locked oscillator. Single-pass unsaturated gain up to 1.3×105 was achieved, and amplified pulses of 10-µJ energy and 8.0-ps duration were obtained. Efficient second harmonic generation (SHG) at 532 nm was achieved, as well as traveling-wave parametric conversion in the range 770-1020 nm (signal) and 1110-1720 nm (idler).

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: May 2, 2006
Revised Manuscript: June 13, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: June 14, 2006
Published: October 2, 2006

Antonio Agnesi, Luca Carrà, Federico Pirzio, Daniele Scarpa, Alessandra Tomaselli, Giancarlo Reali, Carla Vacchi, and Caterina Braggio, "High-gain diode-pumped amplifier for generation of microjoule-level picosecond pulses," Opt. Express 14, 9244-9249 (2006)

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