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Sub picosecond CPA-free high-power ultrafast regenerative amplifier
Author(s): Martin Delaigue; Antoine Courjaud; Clemens Hoenninger; Eric Mottay
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Paper Abstract

We demonstrate an Ytterbium diode-pumped laser with >10 W average output power, pulse repetition rate up to 100 kHz, and pulse duration around one picosecond. This system does not use the chirped pulse amplification system, yet generates much shorter pulses than typical picosecond lasers. The amplified pulses are slightly chirped, and pulse duration after external compression was as short as 400 fs. The laser combines the advantages of a picosecond amplifier, i.e. no pulse stretcher and compressor, with ultra short pulse durations which makes the laser source extremely interesting for applications such as transparent or semiconductor materials processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2008
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6881, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII, 68810I (15 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.761746
Show Author Affiliations
Martin Delaigue, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
Antoine Courjaud, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
Clemens Hoenninger, Amplitude Systèmes (France)
Eric Mottay, Amplitude Systèmes (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6881:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers VIII
Joseph Neev; Stefan Nolte; Alexander Heisterkamp; Christopher B. Schaffer, Editor(s)

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