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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12865–12873

10-MHz, Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplifier system with large-scale transmission gratings

Yohei Kobayashi, Nozomi Hirayama, Akira Ozawa, Takashi Sukegawa, Takashi Seki, Yoshiyuki Kuramoto, and Shuntaro Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12865-12873 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.012865


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Abstract

Large-scale transmission gratings were produced for a stretcher and a compressor in the Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification system. A 23-W, 200-fs laser system with a 10-MHz repetition rate was demonstrated. Focused intensity as high as 1014 W/cm2 was achieved, which is high enough for multi-photon processes such as high-order harmonics generation and multi-photon ionization of neutral atoms. High-order harmonics up to 7th order were observed using Xe gas as a nonlinear medium.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3510) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, fiber

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2013
Published: May 17, 2013

Citation
Yohei Kobayashi, Nozomi Hirayama, Akira Ozawa, Takashi Sukegawa, Takashi Seki, Yoshiyuki Kuramoto, and Shuntaro Watanabe, "10-MHz, Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplifier system with large-scale transmission gratings," Opt. Express 21, 12865-12873 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-10-12865


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