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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1899–1901

High-energy, diode-pumped, picosecond Yb : YAG chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier for pumping optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification

M. Aoyama, K. Ogawa, K. Tsuji, K. Yamakawa, S. Tokita, J. Kawanaka, H. Nishioka, and Y. Akahane  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 13, pp. 1899-1901 (2007)

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A diode-pumped, cryogenic-cooled Yb : YAG regenerative amplifier utilizing gain-narrowing has been developed. A 1.2-ns chirped-seed pulse was simultaneously amplified and compressed in the regenerative amplifier, which generated a 35-ps pulse with 8 - mJ of energy without a pulse compressor. Second-harmonics of the amplified pulse was used to pump picosecond two-color optical parametric amplification.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(320.5540) Ultrafast optics : Pulse shaping

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: January 2, 2007
Revised Manuscript: May 1, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2007
Published: June 22, 2007

Y. Akahane, M. Aoyama, K. Ogawa, K. Tsuji, S. Tokita, J. Kawanaka, H. Nishioka, and K. Yamakawa, "High-energy, diode-pumped, picosecond Yb:YAG chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier for pumping optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification," Opt. Lett. 32, 1899-1901 (2007)

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