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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2012
  • pp: 2862–2864

High power single frequency solid state master oscillator power amplifier for gravitational wave detection

Chandrajit Basu, Peter Weßels, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 14, pp. 2862-2864 (2012)

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High power single frequency, single mode, linearly polarized laser output at the 1 μm regime is in demand for the interferometric gravitational wave detectors (GWDs). A robust single frequency solid state master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) is a promising candidate for such applications. We present a single frequency solid state multistage MOPA system delivering 177 W of linearly polarized output power at 1 μm with 83.5% TEM00 mode content.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 25, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2012
Published: July 10, 2012

Chandrajit Basu, Peter Weßels, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht, "High power single frequency solid state master oscillator power amplifier for gravitational wave detection," Opt. Lett. 37, 2862-2864 (2012)

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