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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 21 — Oct. 11, 2010
  • pp: 21973–21980

Ultrafast double-slab regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra and intracavity dispersion compensation

A. Buettner, U. Buenting, D. Wandt, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 21, pp. 21973-21980 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.021973


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Abstract

We report on a diode-pumped double-slab Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra and intracavity dispersion compensation. At repetition rates > 20 kHz an average power of up to 5 W after compression was generated, resulting in a maximum pulse energy of 250 µJ. Pulse durations of around 190 fs were achieved by using a GRISM compressor with a transmission efficiency of 90%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 4, 2010
Published: October 1, 2010

Citation
A. Buettner, U. Buenting, D. Wandt, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, "Ultrafast double-slab regenerative amplifier with combined gain spectra and intracavity dispersion compensation," Opt. Express 18, 21973-21980 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-21-21973


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