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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 19095–19100

12 MW peak power from a two-crystal Yb:KYW chirped-pulse oscillator with cavity-dumping

Guido Palmer, Marcel Schultze, Moritz Emons, Anna Lena Lindemann, Matthias Pospiech, Daniel Steingrube, Max Lederer, and Uwe Morgner  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 19095-19100 (2010)

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We report on substantial pulse energy increase in Yb:KYW femtosecond laser oscillators by utilizing multiple laser crystals for an enhanced net-gain at higher pump power. The two-crystal oscillator generates pulse energies of 7 µJ at 1 MHz repetition rate which is, to our knowledge the highest energy ever reported from an Yb-doped tungstate fs-laser oscillator. The external pulse compression yields a pulse duration of 416 fs with a peak power of 12 MW being enough for stable white light generation in YAG.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(320.1590) Ultrafast optics : Chirping
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: August 3, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 3, 2010
Published: August 24, 2010

Guido Palmer, Marcel Schultze, Moritz Emons, Anna Lena Lindemann, Matthias Pospiech, Daniel Steingrube, Max Lederer, and Uwe Morgner, "12 MW peak power from a two-crystal Yb:KYW chirped-pulse oscillator with cavity-dumping," Opt. Express 18, 19095-19100 (2010)

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