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Yb-doped ultrafast thin disk lasers
Author(s): T. Südmeyer; C. R. E. Baer; C. Kränkel; C. J. Saraceno; O. H. Heckl; M. Golling; R. Peters; K. Petermann; G. Huber; U. Keller
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Paper Abstract

Ultrafast thin disk lasers achieve higher pulse energies and average power levels than any other modelocked oscillators. The key components of SESAM modelocked thin disk lasers are used in reflection, which is an advantage for the generation of ultrashort pulses with excellent temporal, spectral and spatial properties. We review the development and report latest results. We report on successful scaling of a Yb:Lu2O3 thin disk laser to 141 W average power, setting a new record for mode-locked laser oscillators. Such performance is important for a growing number of applications such as material processing or driving experiments in high field science.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7912, Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices, 79120L (15 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.879178
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T. Südmeyer, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
C. R. E. Baer, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
C. Kränkel, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
C. J. Saraceno, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
O. H. Heckl, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
M. Golling, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)
R. Peters, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
K. Petermann, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
G. Huber, Univ. Hamburg (Germany)
U. Keller, ETH Zurich (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7912:
Solid State Lasers XX: Technology and Devices
W. Andrew Clarkson; Norman Hodgson; Ramesh Shori, Editor(s)

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