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Hybrid fiber MOPA-bulk amplifier system for frequency conversion
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Paper Abstract

We report on a hybrid fiber MOPA + solid-state amplifier for frequency conversion and compare a hybrid scheme versus all- fiber MOPA. Using a thoroughly designed master oscillator and optimized fiber amplifiers we were able to achieve 15-30ns long pulses at average powers above 20 W with a good spectral quality and suppressed SBS. Bulk Vanadate amplifiers boosted the 1064nm output power to greater 65W at pulse repetition rates of 300-500 kHz. More than 35 W in green and 20 W of UV light has been obtained at pulse repetition rates above 300 kHz and pulse energies of 30-100 μJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 February 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 68710V (20 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.766765
Show Author Affiliations
Andrei N. Starodoumov, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Dave Dudley, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Stuart McLean, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Alexander Steinmetz, Coherent, Inc. (United States)
Norman Hodgson, Coherent, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6871:
Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh K. Shori, Editor(s)

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