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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 4 — Feb. 13, 2012
  • pp: 3434–3442

High average-power ultrafast CPA Yb:KYW laser system with dual-slab amplifier

G. H. Kim, J. Yang, S. A. Chizhov, E. G. Sall, A. V. Kulik, V. E. Yashin, D. S. Lee, and U. Kang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 4, pp. 3434-3442 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.003434


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Abstract

A diode-pumped, ultrafast Yb:KYW laser system utilizing chirped-pulse amplification in a dual-slab regenerative amplifier with spectral shaping of seeding pulse from a master oscillator has been developed. A train of compressed pulses with pulse length of 181 fs, repetition rate up to 200 kHz, and average power exceeding 8 W after compression and pulse picker was achieved.

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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
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 23, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2012
Published: January 30, 2012

Citation
G. H. Kim, J. Yang, S. A. Chizhov, E. G. Sall, A. V. Kulik, V. E. Yashin, D. S. Lee, and U. Kang, "High average-power ultrafast CPA Yb:KYW laser system with dual-slab amplifier," Opt. Express 20, 3434-3442 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-4-3434


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