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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 855–866

14 J / 2 Hz Yb3+:YAG diode pumped solid state laser chain

Thierry Gonçalvès-Novo, Daniel Albach, Bernard Vincent, Mikayel Arzakantsyan, and Jean-Christophe Chanteloup  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 855-866 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.000855


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Abstract

The Lucia laser chain is a Diode Pumped Solid State Laser system based on Yb3+ doped YAG disks used in an active mirror scheme. Front-end and amplifier stages are presented with recent energetic performances (14 J / 2 Hz) achieved with improved pumping and extraction architectures. Emphasis is given on the crucial role of ASE and thermal mitigation considerations in engineering the amplifier head.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 17, 2012
Published: January 8, 2013

Citation
Thierry Gonçalvès-Novo, Daniel Albach, Bernard Vincent, Mikayel Arzakantsyan, and Jean-Christophe Chanteloup, "14 J / 2 Hz Yb3+:YAG diode pumped solid state laser chain," Opt. Express 21, 855-866 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-1-855


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