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Cryogenically cooled Ti:sapphire amplifiers
Author(s): Alan Fry; Steve Fournier; Jean-Marc Heritier; Rimas Viselga; Steve Edstrom; John Mackay
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Paper Abstract

Power scaling in laser systems is fundamentally constrained by detrimental effects of absorbed heat in the lasing medium. Cryogenic cooling is a well known technique for improving thermal performance in solid state laser materials. In particular the dramatic improvement in the thermal properties of Ti:sapphire at cryogenic temperatures has enabled a new class of commercial high-average-power femtosecond Ti:sapphire amplifiers. We review recent developments in this technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 February 2006
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 61000L (28 February 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.659291
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Alan Fry, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Steve Fournier, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Jean-Marc Heritier, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Rimas Viselga, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Steve Edstrom, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
John Mackay, Coherent, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6100:
Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices
Hanna J. Hoffman; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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