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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2123–2125

High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification

Thomas Metzger, Alexander Schwarz, Catherine Yuriko Teisset, Dirk Sutter, Alexander Killi, Reinhard Kienberger, and Ferenc Krausz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 14, pp. 2123-2125 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002123


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Abstract

We report an optically synchronized picosecond pump laser for optical parametric amplifiers based on an Yb:YAG thin-disk amplifier. At 3 kHz repetition rate, pulse energies of 25 mJ with 1.6 ps pulse duration were achieved with an rms fluctuation in pulse energy of < 0.7 % by utilizing a broadly intermittent single-energy regime in the deterministic chaos of a continuously pumped regenerative amplifier.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2009
Published: July 7, 2009

Citation
Thomas Metzger, Alexander Schwarz, Catherine Yuriko Teisset, Dirk Sutter, Alexander Killi, Reinhard Kienberger, and Ferenc Krausz, "High-repetition-rate picosecond pump laser based on a Yb:YAG disk amplifier for optical parametric amplification," Opt. Lett. 34, 2123-2125 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-14-2123


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