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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 10 — May. 11, 2009
  • pp: 8046–8050

Regenerative thin disk amplifier with combined gain spectra producing 500 µJ sub 200 fs pulses

Udo Buenting, Hakan Sayinc, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 10, pp. 8046-8050 (2009)

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An Yb:KYW femtosecond regenerative amplifier with combination of two gain spectra from a single thin disk is presented. The amplifier generated an average power of 10 W after compression at a repetition rate of 20 kHz resulting in a pulse energy of 500 µJ. A bandwidth of 18.6 nm at −20 dB allowed a compression to nearly Fourier-limited pulses with a duration of 185 fs resulting in a peak power of 2.7 GW.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: February 20, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 15, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 23, 2009
Published: April 29, 2009

Udo Buenting, Hakan Sayinc, Dieter Wandt, Uwe Morgner, and Dietmar Kracht, "Regenerative thin disk amplifier with combined gain spectra producing 500 µJ sub 200 fs pulses," Opt. Express 17, 8046-8050 (2009)

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