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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 5 — Feb. 27, 2012
  • pp: 5038–5043

Pulsed operation of a high average power Yb:YAG thin-disk multipass amplifier

M. Schulz, R. Riedel, A. Willner, S. Düsterer, M. J. Prandolini, J. Feldhaus, B. Faatz, J. Rossbach, M. Drescher, and F. Tavella  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 5038-5043 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.005038


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Abstract

An Yb:YAG thin-disk multipass laser amplifier system was developed operating in a 10 Hz burst operation mode with 800 µs burst duration and 100 kHz intra-burst repetition rate. Methods for the suppression of parasitic amplified spontaneous emission are presented. The average output pulse energy is up to 44.5 mJ and 820 fs compressed pulse duration. The average power of 4.45 kW during the burst is the highest reported for this type of amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3615) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, ytterbium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 2, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 27, 2012
Published: February 14, 2012

Citation
M. Schulz, R. Riedel, A. Willner, S. Düsterer, M. J. Prandolini, J. Feldhaus, B. Faatz, J. Rossbach, M. Drescher, and F. Tavella, "Pulsed operation of a high average power Yb:YAG thin-disk multipass amplifier," Opt. Express 20, 5038-5043 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-5-5038


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