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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2052–2054

Power scaling of a high-repetition-rate enhancement cavity

Ioachim Pupeza, Tino Eidam, Jens Rauschenberger, Birgitta Bernhardt, Akira Ozawa, Ernst Fill, Alexander Apolonski, Thomas Udem, Jens Limpert, Zeyad A. Alahmed, Abdallah M. Azzeer, Andreas Tünnermann, Theodor W. Hänsch, and Ferenc Krausz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 12, pp. 2052-2054 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002052


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Abstract

A passive optical resonator is used to enhance the power of a pulsed 78 MHz repetition rate Yb laser providing 200 fs pulses. We find limitations relating to the achievable time-averaged and peak power, which we distinguish by varying the duration of the input pulses. An intracavity average power of 18 kW is generated with close to Fourier-limited pulses of 10 W average power. Beyond this power level, intensity-related effects lead to resonator instabilities, which can be removed by chirping the seed laser pulses. By extending the pulse duration in this way to 2 ps , we could obtain 72 kW of intracavity circulating power with 50 W of input power.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2320) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics amplifiers and oscillators
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 28, 2010
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 26, 2010
Published: June 9, 2010

Citation
Ioachim Pupeza, Tino Eidam, Jens Rauschenberger, Birgitta Bernhardt, Akira Ozawa, Ernst Fill, Alexander Apolonski, Thomas Udem, Jens Limpert, Zeyad A. Alahmed, Abdallah M. Azzeer, Andreas Tünnermann, Theodor W. Hänsch, and Ferenc Krausz, "Power scaling of a high-repetition-rate enhancement cavity," Opt. Lett. 35, 2052-2054 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-12-2052


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