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Performance of the Yb:Lu2O3 laser crystal in diode-pumped femtosecond oscillators and high-power regenerative amplifiers
Author(s): E. Caracciolo; F. Pirzio; M. Kemnitzer; A. Guandalini; F. Kienle; A. Agnesi; J. Aus der Au
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Paper Abstract

We investigated the performance of the laser gain medium Yb:Lu2O3 in a low-power oscillator and a high-power regenerative amplifier. Almost Fourier transform limited 78-fs pulses were demonstrated in the low-power, SESAM mode-locked oscillator pumped with a single-mode fiber-coupled laser diode. Exploiting the excellent thermomechanical properties of Yb:Lu2O3, we were able to achieve up to 22.2 W of average output power at a repetition rate of 500 kHz and 670-fs long pulses with the regenerative bulk amplifier. Experiments on further power up-scaling and pulse duration shortening are in progress. Up to 65 W were already proved in preliminary tests in cw regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 March 2016
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9726, Solid State Lasers XXV: Technology and Devices, 97260Z (16 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2210835
Show Author Affiliations
E. Caracciolo, Spectra-Physics (Austria)
Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
F. Pirzio, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
M. Kemnitzer, Spectra-Physics (Austria)
A. Guandalini, Spectra-Physics (Austria)
F. Kienle, Spectra-Physics (Austria)
A. Agnesi, Univ. degli Studi di Pavia (Italy)
J. Aus der Au, Spectra-Physics (Austria)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9726:
Solid State Lasers XXV: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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