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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16382–16389

Picosecond master-oscillator, power-amplifier system based on a mixed vanadate phase conjugate bounce amplifier

Naoki Shiba, Yasuhito Morimoto, Kenji Furuki, Yuichi Tanaka, Kouji Nawata, Masahito Okida, and Takashige Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16382-16389 (2008)

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We demonstrate a high average power ~4 ps output from a phase conjugate laser system based on a diode-side-pumped Nd:Gd0.6Y0.4VO4 bounce amplifier. An average output power of 16.2 W with a peak power of 210 kW was achieved. A corresponding extraction efficiency of 23% was measured.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.5040) Nonlinear optics : Phase conjugation
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: July 30, 2008
Revised Manuscript: August 25, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 25, 2008
Published: September 29, 2008

Naoki Shiba, Yasuhito Morimoto, Kenji Furuki, Yuichi Tanaka, Kouji Nawata, Masahito Okida, and Takashige Omatsu, "Picosecond master-oscillator, power-amplifier system based on a mixed vanadate phase conjugate bounce amplifier," Opt. Express 16, 16382-16389 (2008)

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