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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5357–5363

High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers

Sandro Klingebiel, Christoph Wandt, Christoph Skrobol, Izhar Ahmad, Sergei A. Trushin, Zsuzsanna Major, Ferenc Krausz, and Stefan Karsch  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5357-5363 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005357


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Abstract

We present a chirped pulse amplification (CPA) system based on diode-pumped Yb:YAG. The stretched ns-pulses are amplified and have been compressed to less than 900fs with an energy of 200mJ and a repetition rate of 10Hz. This system is optically synchronized with a broadband seed laser and therefore ideally suited for pumping optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA) stages on a ps-timescale.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(320.5520) Ultrafast optics : Pulse compression
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: January 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2011
Published: March 7, 2011

Citation
Sandro Klingebiel, Christoph Wandt, Christoph Skrobol, Izhar Ahmad, Sergei A. Trushin, Zsuzsanna Major, Ferenc Krausz, and Stefan Karsch, "High energy picosecond Yb:YAG CPA system at 10 Hz repetition rate for pumping optical parametric amplifiers," Opt. Express 19, 5357-5363 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-5357


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