Abstract

The Innoslab design, already established for neodymium doped laser crystals, was applied to ytterbium doped laser materials. Recent progresses in brightness of high power diode lasers facilitate efficient pumping of quasi-three-level laser materials. Innoslab amplifiers are compared to competing thin-disk and fiber fs-amplifiers. A compact diode-pumped Yb:YAG Innoslab fs-oscillator-amplifier system, scalable to the kilowatt range, was realized. Numerical simulations result in conditions for high efficiency and beam quality. Nearly transform and diffraction limited 680 fs pulses at 400 W average output power and 76 MHz repetition rate without using CPA technology have been achieved at room temperature so far.

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2007

2006

S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, T. Pertsch, J. Limpert, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, "Thermo-optical behavior of rare-earth-doped low-NA fibers in high power operation," Opt. Expr. 14, 6091-6097 (2006).
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2005

K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
[CrossRef]

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

F. Röser, J. Rothhard, B. Ortac, A. Liem, O. Schmidt, T. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, "131 W 220 fs fiber laser system," Opt. Lett. 30, 2754-2756 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004

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[CrossRef]

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

S , Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, "Thermal Lensing in Diode-Pumped Ytterbium Lasers - Part II: Evaluation of Quantum Efficiencies and Thermo-Optic Coefficients," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235-1243 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2001

D. C. Brown and H. J. Hoffmann, "Thermal, stress and thermo-optic effects in high average power double-clad fiber lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 207-217 (2001).
[CrossRef]

2000

1998

1994

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, "Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State-Lasers," J. Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).

1993

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, "Heat Generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457-1459 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1988

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, "Generation of ultra-high peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398-403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1972

Aggarwal, R. L.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bado, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, "Generation of ultra-high peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398-403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Baer, C. R. E.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science," Nat. Photon. 2, 599-604 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Balembois, F.

S , Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, "Thermal Lensing in Diode-Pumped Ytterbium Lasers - Part II: Evaluation of Quantum Efficiencies and Thermo-Optic Coefficients," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235-1243 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bourdet, G. L.

Brauch, U.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, "Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State-Lasers," J. Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).

Brown, D. C.

D. C. Brown and H. J. Hoffmann, "Thermal, stress and thermo-optic effects in high average power double-clad fiber lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 207-217 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Butze, F.

Chase, L. L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Chénais, S

S , Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, "Thermal Lensing in Diode-Pumped Ytterbium Lasers - Part II: Evaluation of Quantum Efficiencies and Thermo-Optic Coefficients," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235-1243 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Davis, M. K.

DeLoach, L. D.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Digonnet, M. J. F.

Druon, F.

S , Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, "Thermal Lensing in Diode-Pumped Ytterbium Lasers - Part II: Evaluation of Quantum Efficiencies and Thermo-Optic Coefficients," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235-1243 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Du, K.

Du, K. M.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

Duering, M.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

Eberhardt, R.

S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, T. Pertsch, J. Limpert, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, "Thermo-optical behavior of rare-earth-doped low-NA fibers in high power operation," Opt. Expr. 14, 6091-6097 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Eidam, T.

Fagundes-Peters, D.

K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fan, T. Y.

K.-H. Hong, A. Siddiqui, J. Moses, J. Gopinath, J. Hybl, F. Ö. Ilday, T. Y. Fan, and F. X. Kärtner, "Generation of 287 W, 5.5 ps pulses at 78 MHz repetition rate from a cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG amplifier seeded by a fiber chirped-pulse amplification system," Opt. Lett. 33, 2473-2475 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, "Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80-300 K temperature range," J. Appl. Phys. 98 (2005).
[CrossRef]

T. Y. Fan, "Heat Generation in Nd:YAG and Yb:YAG," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1457-1459 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Fibich, G.

Fu, X.

Gaeta, A. L.

Georges, P.

S , Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, "Thermal Lensing in Diode-Pumped Ytterbium Lasers - Part II: Evaluation of Quantum Efficiencies and Thermo-Optic Coefficients," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235-1243 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Giesekus, J.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

K. Du, N. Wu, J. Xu, J. Giesekus, P. Loosen, and R. Poprawe, "Partially end-pumped Nd:YAG slab laser with a hybrid resonator," Opt. Lett. 23, 370-372 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

M. Larionov, F. Butze, D. Nickel, and A. Giesen, "High-repetition-rate regenerative thin-disk amplifier with 116 μJ pulse energy and 250 fs pulse duration," Opt. Lett. 32, 494-496 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Giesen and J. Speiser, "Fifteen Years of Work on Thin-Disk Lasers: Results and Scaling Laws," IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 13, 598-609 (2007).
[CrossRef]

K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, "Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State-Lasers," J. Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).

Gingras, G.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science," Nat. Photon. 2, 599-604 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Gong, M.

Gopinath, J.

Hädrich, S.

S. Hädrich, T. Schreiber, T. Pertsch, J. Limpert, T. Peschel, R. Eberhardt, and A. Tünnermann, "Thermo-optical behavior of rare-earth-doped low-NA fibers in high power operation," Opt. Expr. 14, 6091-6097 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hashimoto, S.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science," Nat. Photon. 2, 599-604 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Hoffmann, H. J.

D. C. Brown and H. J. Hoffmann, "Thermal, stress and thermo-optic effects in high average power double-clad fiber lasers," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 37, 207-217 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hong, K.-H.

Huang, L.

Hügel, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, "Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State-Lasers," J. Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).

Hybl, J.

Ilday, F. Ö.

Jeong, Y.

Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, "Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power," Opt. Expr. 12, 6088-6092 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Johannsen, J.

K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science," Nat. Photon. 2, 599-604 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kolev, V. Z.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

Krupke, W. F.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Kutovoi, S.

K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kway, L.

L. D. DeLoach, S. A. Payne, L. L. Chase, L. K. Smith, L. Kway, and W. F. Krupke, "Evaluation of Absorption and Emission Properties of Yb3+ Doped Crystals for Laser Application," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 29, 1179-1191 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Larionov, M.

Lederer, M. J.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

Liem, A.

Limpert, J.

Liu, Q.

Loosen, P.

Lucas-Leclin, G.

S , Chénais, F. Balembois, F. Druon, G. Lucas-Leclin, and P. Georges, "Thermal Lensing in Diode-Pumped Ytterbium Lasers - Part II: Evaluation of Quantum Efficiencies and Thermo-Optic Coefficients," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 40, 1235-1243 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Luther-Davies, B.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

Madsen, N. R.

B. Luther-Davies, V. Z. Kolev, M. J. Lederer, N. R. Madsen, A. V. Rode, J. Giesekus, K. M. Du, and M. Duering "Table-top 50-W laser system for ultra-fast laser ablation," J. Appl. Phys. A 00, 1-5 (2004).

Maine, P.

P. Maine, D. Strickland, P. Bado, M. Pessot, and G. Mourou, "Generation of ultra-high peak power pulses by chirped pulse amplification," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 398-403 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Marchese, S. V.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science," Nat. Photon. 2, 599-604 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Mond, M.

K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Moses, J.

Mourou, G.

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Y. Jeong, J. K. Sahu, D. N. Payne, and J. Nilsson, "Ytterbium-doped large-core fiber laser with 1.36 kW continuous-wave output power," Opt. Expr. 12, 6088-6092 (2004).
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K. Petermann, D. Fagundes-Peters, J. Johannsen, M. Mond, V. Peters, J. J. Romero, S. Kutovoi, J. Speiser, and A. Giesen, "Highly Yb-doped oxides for thin-disc lasers," J. of Crystal Growth 275, 134-140 (2005).
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Schmidt, O.

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A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, "Scalable Concept for Diode-Pumped High-Power Solid-State-Lasers," J. Appl. Phys. B 58, 365-372 (1994).

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T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, "Femtosecond laser oscillators for high-field science," Nat. Photon. 2, 599-604 (2008).
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Figures (12)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic setup of fiber amplifiers pumped by fused couplers and free space (a) and thin-disk amplifier (b)

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematic setup of an Innoslab amplifier

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Calculated 3dim. intensity distribution in the crystal and on the mirrors. The beam has to pass the edges of mirror 1 (a), crystal (b) and mirror 2 (c) with sufficient safety distance δ.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Simulation of the amplifier for different seed beam parameters obtained for different security factors δ 0 (PP =800 W, PS =3 W, 9 passes, M=1.4).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Output power and beam quality (a), peak intensity and beam radius of the last pass through the crystal (b) for different magnifications (PP =800 W, PS =3 W, 9 passes).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Calculated output power at various doping levels (a) and output power and beam quality M 2 in slow direction versus pump power for the Yb:YAG amplifier in section 4 seeded by PS =1 W at λS =1030 nm, M=1.4, λp =940nm.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Power characteristic of pump-modules (a) and beam profile of left pump (b)

Fig. 8.
Fig. 8.

Amplifier setup

Fig. 9.
Fig. 9.

Measured and calculated output power of the amplifier seeded by cw- and fs-oscillators.

Fig. 10.
Fig. 10.

Spectra (a) and autocorrelation (b) fitted by sech2 of fs-oscillator (red) and amplifier (blue) at P=400W output power

Fig. 11.
Fig. 11.

Beam radius (a) and amplitude noise (b) at Pout =400 W output power

Fig. 12.
Fig. 12.

Calculated saturated and unsaturated (dashed) Gain of an Innoslab amplifier based on different laser materials versus pump power (a) and wavelength (b)

Tables (2)

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Table 1. Typical dimensions of the gain volume for sub-ps fiber [23], thin-disk [11] and Innoslab amplifiers

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Table 2. Design specific features of thin-disk, fiber and Innoslab amplifiers

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1αpL Ip (1exp(αp(βfp)L)) +1αlL Il (1exp(α1(βfl)L)) β=0
G=exp (αl(βfl)L) , Γ =exp (αp(βfp)L)

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