Abstract

We report a diode-pumped Yb:KYW amplifier delivering up to 27mJ pulses at a repetition rate of 100Hz and a spectral bandwidth of 5.5nm, centered at around 1030nm. The system is based on a double-head multipass amplifier configuration where the pump thermal load is distributed over two relatively thin laser crystals, which permits a sufficiently large number of passes with minimal passive losses, thus maximizing the energy extraction efficiency. The amplified pulse bandwidth theoretically supports 340fs pulses, and as a demonstration, a small fraction of the amplified pulses has been compressed to 560fs.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
20-mJ, sub-ps pulses at up to 70 W average power from a cryogenic Yb:YLF regenerative amplifier

Umit Demirbas, Huseyin Cankaya, Yi Hua, Jelto Thesinga, Mikhail Pergament, and Franz X. Kärtner
Opt. Express 28(2) 2466-2479 (2020)

Picosecond 34 mJ pulses at kHz repetition rates from a Ho:YLF amplifier at 2 µm wavelength

Lorenz von Grafenstein, Martin Bock, Dennis Ueberschaer, Uwe Griebner, and Thomas Elsaesser
Opt. Express 23(26) 33142-33149 (2015)

Yb:YAG single-crystal fiber amplifiers for picosecond lasers using the divided pulse amplification technique

Fabien Lesparre, Jean Thomas Gomes, Xavier Délen, Igor Martial, Julien Didierjean, Wolfgang Pallmann, Bojan Resan, Frederic Druon, François Balembois, and Patrick Georges
Opt. Lett. 41(7) 1628-1631 (2016)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (4)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription