The performance of an actively Q-switched Yb:YAG thin disk laser with pulse repetition rates up to 6 kHz, maximum pulse energy of 6.3 mJ and a pulse length of 92 ns are presented. Additionally an alternative pulse generation scheme based on regenerative amplification allowing higher repetition rates and shorter pulses compared to the Q-switched Yb:YAG thin disk laser as well as first results will be described.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

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