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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 2 — Jan. 22, 2007
  • pp: 459–465

Fundamental mode, single-frequency laser amplifier for gravitational wave detectors

Maik Frede, Bastian Schulz, Ralf Wilhelm, Patrick Kwee, Frank Seifert, Benno Willke, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 2, pp. 459-465 (2007)

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An amplifier design for efficient amplification of linearly polarized fundamental mode lasers is presented. The concept was verified by amplifying single-frequency input powers from 1 W to 20 W into output power ranges of 35 W up to 65 W. Beam quality measurements with a mode-analyzer cavity showed only minor beam quality degradation due to the amplification process.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 16, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2007
Published: January 22, 2007

Maik Frede, Bastian Schulz, Ralf Wilhelm, Patrick Kwee, Frank Seifert, Benno Willke, and Dietmar Kracht, "Fundamental mode, single-frequency laser amplifier for gravitational wave detectors," Opt. Express 15, 459-465 (2007)

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