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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 12 — Jun. 11, 2007
  • pp: 7528–7536

10 kHz water-cooled Ti :Sapphire femtosecond laser

Guillaume Matras, Nicolas Huot, Emmanuel Baubeau, and Eric Audouard  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 12, pp. 7528-7536 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.15.007528


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Abstract

We demonstrate operation of a simple and reliable water-cooled femtosecond laser running at 10 kHz suitable for industrial micromachining applications. A laser geometry involving only a regenerative amplifier and delivering 3.5 W average power 60-fs pulses is compared to a more conventional architecture using an additional multi-pass amplifier. Both laser systems require a moderate pumping laser of ~30 W average power and deliver high-quality beams (M2<1.2).

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: April 20, 2007
Published: June 4, 2007

Citation
Guillaume Matras, Nicolas Huot, Emmanuel Baubeau, and Eric Audouard, "10 kHz water-cooled Ti :Sapphire femtosecond laser," Opt. Express 15, 7528-7536 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-15-12-7528


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