Abstract

A diode-pumped, cryogenically-cooled Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier utilizing chirped-pulse amplification and regenerative pulse shaping has been developed. An amplified pulse with an energy of 5.5 mJ and a broad bandwidth of 3.4 nm is achieved.

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    [CrossRef] [PubMed]
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2005 (3)

A. Beyertt, D. Nickel, and A. Giesen, "Femtosecond thin-disk Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier" Appl. Phys. B 80, 655-660 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAIO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[CrossRef]

S. Tokita,  et al., "Sapphire-conductive end-cooling of high power cryogenic Yb:YAG lasers," Appl. Phys. B 80, 635-638 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (1)

2003 (3)

2002 (2)

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Directly diode-pumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 27, 722-724 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2001 (2)

2000 (1)

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications" IEEE Journal of Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675, (2000).
[CrossRef]

1997 (2)

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

1996 (1)

1995 (1)

Aggarwal, R. L.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAIO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Barty, C. P. J.

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications" IEEE Journal of Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675, (2000).
[CrossRef]

Bass, M.

Beyertt, A.

A. Beyertt, D. Nickel, and A. Giesen, "Femtosecond thin-disk Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier" Appl. Phys. B 80, 655-660 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Biswal, S.

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Brauch, U.

Bruesselbach, H.

Butze, F.

Deng, P.

Diening, A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Dong, J.

Fan, T. Y.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAIO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Gan, F.

Giesen, A.

Heumann, E.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Inoue, N.

Jensen, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Karszewski, M.

Kawanaka, J.

Keller, U.

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kules, N. V.

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Liu, H.

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Directly diode-pumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 27, 722-724 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Mao, Y.

Mikhailov, V. P.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, A. V. Podlipensky, V. P. Mikhailov, and G. Huber, "Pulsed laser operation of Yb-doped KY(WO4)2 and KGd(WO4)2," Opt. Lett. 22, 1317-1319 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Directly diode-pumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 27, 722-724 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nees, J.

H. Liu, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, "Directly diode-pumped Yb:KY(WO4)2 regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 27, 722-724 (2002).
[CrossRef]

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Nickel, D.

Nishioka, H.

Ochoa, J. R.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAIO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Podlipensky, A. V.

Ripin, D. J.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAIO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Spühler, G. J.

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Stewen, C.

Stolzenburg, C.

Sumida, D. S.

Tokita, S.

S. Tokita,  et al., "Sapphire-conductive end-cooling of high power cryogenic Yb:YAG lasers," Appl. Phys. B 80, 635-638 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Ueda, K.-I.

Voss, A.

Yamakawa, K.

J. Kawanaka, K. Yamakawa, H. Nishioka, and K.-I. Ueda, "30-mJ, diode-pumped, chirped-pulse Yb:YLF regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 28, 2121-2123 (2003).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications" IEEE Journal of Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675, (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Appl. Phys. B (3)

S. Tokita,  et al., "Sapphire-conductive end-cooling of high power cryogenic Yb:YAG lasers," Appl. Phys. B 80, 635-638 (2005).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, G. Huber, "CW laser performance of Yb and Er, Yb doped tungstates," Appl. Phys. B 64, 409-411 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Beyertt, D. Nickel, and A. Giesen, "Femtosecond thin-disk Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier" Appl. Phys. B 80, 655-660 (2005).
[CrossRef]

IEEE Journal of Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. Yamakawa and C. P. J. Barty, "Ultrafast, ultrahigh-peak, and high-average power Ti:sapphire laser system and its applications" IEEE Journal of Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 6, 658-675, (2000).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAIO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (1)

H. Liu, J. Nees, G. Mourou, S. Biswal, G. J. Spühler, U. Keller and N. V. Kules, "Yb:KG(WO4)2 chirped-pulse regenerative amplifiers," Opt. Commun. 203, 315-321 (2002).
[CrossRef]

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Layout of the Yb:KYW regenerative amplifier.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Output pulse energy and conversion efficiency of the regenerative amplifier as a function of absorbed pump energy.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Amplified spectra without (dashed line) and with etalons (solid line). Inset, a compressed pulse calculated from the measure amplified spectrum with the etalon.

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