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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 15 — Jul. 18, 2011
  • pp: 13974–13979

Ho:YLF & Ho:LuLF slab amplifier system delivering 200 mJ, 2 µm single-frequency pulses

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 15, pp. 13974-13979 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.013974


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Abstract

A single-frequency single-pass amplifier based on Ho:YLF and Ho:LuLF in a scalable slab architecture delivering up to 210 mJ at 2064 nm is demonstrated. The amplifier was end-pumped by a 1890 nm Tm:YLF slab laser and was seeded with a 69 mJ single-frequency Ho:YLF ring laser operating at 50 Hz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3570) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, single-mode
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2011
Published: July 7, 2011

Citation
H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, "Ho:YLF & Ho:LuLF slab amplifier system delivering 200 mJ, 2 µm single-frequency pulses," Opt. Express 19, 13974-13979 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-15-13974


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