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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1123–1125

Cavity-dumped intracavity-frequency-doubled Yb:YAG thin disk laser with 100 W average power

Christian Stolzenburg, Adolf Giesen, Frank Butze, Peter Heist, and Günter Hollemann  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1123-1125 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001123


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Abstract

We report on a cavity-dumped Yb:YAG thin disk laser with intracavity-frequency doubling to provide pulses in the millijoule energy range at a repetition rate of up to 100 kHz . The maximum average output power at 515 nm was 102 W with pulses of a pulse length of 300 ns . An additional advantage of the presented laser setup is the wide tunability of the pulse duration.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 29, 2006
Revised Manuscript: February 15, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 15, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Christian Stolzenburg, Adolf Giesen, Frank Butze, Peter Heist, and Günter Hollemann, "Cavity-dumped intracavity-frequency-doubled Yb:YAG thin disk laser with 100 W average power," Opt. Lett. 32, 1123-1125 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1123


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