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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2014
  • pp: 1422–1424

Power scaling of supercontinuum seeded megahertz-repetition rate optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers

R. Riedel, A. Stephanides, M. J. Prandolini, B. Gronloh, B. Jungbluth, T. Mans, and F. Tavella  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 6, pp. 1422-1424 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001422


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Abstract

Optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifiers with high average power are possible with novel high-power Yb:YAG amplifiers with kW-level output powers. We demonstrate a compact wavelength-tunable sub-30-fs amplifier with 11.4 W average power with 20.7% pump-to-signal conversion efficiency. For parametric amplification, a beta-barium borate crystal is pumped by a 140 W, 1 ps Yb:YAG InnoSlab amplifier at 3.25 MHz repetition rate. The broadband seed is generated via supercontinuum generation in a YAG crystal.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4970) Nonlinear optics : Parametric oscillators and amplifiers

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 2, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2014
Published: March 6, 2014

Citation
R. Riedel, A. Stephanides, M. J. Prandolini, B. Gronloh, B. Jungbluth, T. Mans, and F. Tavella, "Power scaling of supercontinuum seeded megahertz-repetition rate optical parametric chirped pulse amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 39, 1422-1424 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-6-1422


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