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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2003
  • pp: 367–369

60-W average power in 810-fs pulses from a thin-disk Yb:YAG laser

E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 5, pp. 367-369 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.000367


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Abstract

We demonstrate a passively mode-locked diode-pumped thin-disk Yb:YAG laser generating 810-fs pulses at 1030 nm with as much as 60 W of average output power (without using an amplifier). At a pulse repetition rate of 34.3 MHz, the pulse energy is 1.75 μJ and the peak power is as high as 1.9 MW. The beam quality is close to the diffraction limit, with M2<1.1.

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OCIS Codes
(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
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

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E. Innerhofer, T. Südmeyer, F. Brunner, R. Häring, A. Aschwanden, R. Paschotta, C. Hönninger, M. Kumkar, and U. Keller, "60-W average power in 810-fs pulses from a thin-disk Yb:YAG laser," Opt. Lett. 28, 367-369 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-5-367


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