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kW picosecond thin-disk regenerative amplifier
Author(s): Knut Michel; Christoph Wandt; Sandro Klingebiel; Marcel Schultze; Stephan Prinz; Catherine Y. Teisset; Sebastian Stark; Christian Grebing; Robert Bessing; Tobias Herzig; Matthias Häfner; Aleksander Budnicki; Dirk Sutter; Thomas Metzger
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Paper Abstract

TRUMPF Scientific Lasers provides ultrafast laser sources for the scientific community with high pulse energies and high average power. All systems are based on the industrialized TRUMPF thin-disk technology. Regenerative amplifiers systems with multi-millijoule pulses, kilohertz repetition rates and picosecond pulse durations are available. Record values of 220mJ at 1kHz could be demonstrated originally developed for pumping optical parametric amplifiers. The ultimate goal is to combine high energies, <100mJ per pulse, with average powers of several hundred watts to a kilowatt.

Based on a regenerative amplifier containing two Ytterbium doped thin-disks operated at ambient temperature pulses with picosecond duration and more than 100mJ could be generated at a repetition rate of 10kHz reaching 1kW of average output power. This system is designed to operate at different repetition rates from 100kHz down to 5kHz so that even higher pulse energies can be reached. This type of ultrafast sources uncover new application fields in science. Laser based lightning rods, X-ray lasers and Compton backscatter sources are among them.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2018
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 10511, Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices, 105110K (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2288226
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Knut Michel, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Christoph Wandt, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Sandro Klingebiel, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Marcel Schultze, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Stephan Prinz, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Catherine Y. Teisset, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Sebastian Stark, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Christian Grebing, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Robert Bessing, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Tobias Herzig, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Matthias Häfner, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)
Aleksander Budnicki, TRUMPF Laser GmbH (Germany)
Dirk Sutter, TRUMPF Laser GmbH (Germany)
Thomas Metzger, TRUMPF Scientific Lasers GmbH + Co., KG (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10511:
Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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