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All solid state femtosecond laser oscillators and amplifiers
Author(s): Sam C. W. Hyde; Nicholas P. Barry; Richard Mellish; Paul M. W. French; J. Roy Taylor; Carel J. van den Poel; Adriaan Valster
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Paper Abstract

The development of low-cost and potentially compact femtosecond laser oscillators and amplifiers is discussed. The first all-solid-state femtosecond Cr:LiSAF laser is described. A tunable femtosecond solid-state amplifier system pumped by only 3 W of 488 nm argon ion radiation has been demonstrated to deliver microjoule pulses at repetition rates up to approximately 20 kHz, with a maximum pulse energy of 14 (mu) J obtained at 5 kHz. The first all-solid-state, tunable, diode-pumped Cr:LiSAF regenerative amplifier, which amplifies femtosecond pulses to energies exceeding 1 (mu) J at up to 16 kHz repetition rate, is also reported.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 April 1995
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2377, Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II, (10 April 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206427
Show Author Affiliations
Sam C. W. Hyde, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Nicholas P. Barry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Richard Mellish, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Paul M. W. French, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
J. Roy Taylor, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Carel J. van den Poel, Philips Optoelectronics Ctr. (Netherlands)
Adriaan Valster, Philips Optoelectronics Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2377:
Generation, Amplification, and Measurement of Ultrashort Laser Pulses II
Christopher P. P. Barty; Frank W. Wise, Editor(s)

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