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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2013
  • pp: 4131–4133

28-W, 217 fs solid-state Yb:CAlGdO4 regenerative amplifiers

E. Caracciolo, M. Kemnitzer, A. Guandalini, F. Pirzio, J. Aus der Au, and A. Agnesi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 20, pp. 4131-4133 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.38.004131


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Abstract

A new high-performance Yb:CaAlGdO4 (Yb:CALGO) regenerative amplifier is demonstrated. Pumped by 116 W at 980nm and seeded by means of a 92 fs oscillator, it generates as much as 36 W of average output power with chirped pulses, and 28 W with 217 fs compressed pulses at 500 kHz repetition rate. This corresponds to 56 μJ of pulse energy and 258 MW peak power. The compressed pulses have a time–bandwidth product of 0.69 and could be shortened further with an improved compressor setup.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3380) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 1, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 10, 2013
Published: October 9, 2013

Citation
E. Caracciolo, M. Kemnitzer, A. Guandalini, F. Pirzio, J. Aus der Au, and A. Agnesi, "28-W, 217 fs solid-state Yb:CAlGdO4 regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 38, 4131-4133 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-38-20-4131


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