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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 23 — Nov. 9, 2009
  • pp: 20816–20823

Sub-100 W picosecond output from a phase-conjugate Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier

K. Nawata, M. Okida, K. Furuki, K. Miyamoto, and T. Omatsu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 23, pp. 20816-20823 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.020816


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Abstract

We demonstrated >80 W picosecond output at a pulse repetition frequency of 100 MHz from a dual Nd:YVO4 amplifier laser system consisting of a phase-conjugate Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier combined with a second diode-side-pumped Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier. The output exhibited high quality spatial form with M2 < 1.8 and a pulse duration (FWHM) of 9.2 ps. A peak power of >7.4 MW with an average power of 78.5 W was also achieved at a pulse repetition frequency of 1.0 MHz.

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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

History
Original Manuscript: September 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 27, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 27, 2009
Published: October 29, 2009

Citation
K. Nawata, M. Okida, K. Furuki, K. Miyamoto, and T. Omatsu, "Sub-100 W picosecond output from a phase-conjugate Nd:YVO4 bounce amplifier," Opt. Express 17, 20816-20823 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-23-20816


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