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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2004
  • pp: 2764–2766

Ultrafast thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifier with a 200-kHz repetition rate

Detlef Nickel, Christian Stolzenburg, Adolf Giesen, and Frank Butze  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 23, pp. 2764-2766 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002764


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Abstract

We report an Yb:KYW thin-disk amplifier system that provides ultrashort pulses in the 10-μJ energy range at high repetition rates. The thin-disk concept uses large laser beam cross sections to avoid high peak intensities. Without using a traditional diffraction-grating stretcher, pulse energies of approximately 9 μJ with pulse durations of 280 fs at repetition rates of 200 kHz were generated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Detlef Nickel, Christian Stolzenburg, Adolf Giesen, and Frank Butze, "Ultrafast thin-disk Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifier with a 200-kHz repetition rate," Opt. Lett. 29, 2764-2766 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-23-2764


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