Abstract

Amplification of a gain-switched laser diode is demonstrated in an all-fiber based setup. The amplified spontaneous emission between two consecutive pulses was investigated quantitatively in the time domain. A maximum pulse energy of 13 µJ at a repetition rate of 1 MHz and a pulse duration of 40 ps was extracted, corresponding to a peak power of 270 KW. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest extracted pulse energy from a laser system seeded by a gain-switched laser diode. Temporal pulse deformation due to intrapulse Raman scattering was observed in the reported system.

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[CrossRef]

2008

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
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H. Liu, C. Gao, J. Tao, W. Zhao, and Y. Wang, “Compact tunable high power picosecond source based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of gain switch laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7888–7893 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

L. Thévenaz, “Slow and fast light in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 2(8), 474–481 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2006

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

A. Bülter, R. Erdmann, and T. Schmitt, “Amplified picosecond diode lasers simplify biomedical research,” Biophot. Int. 12, 38–41 (2005).

2004

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

2001

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, “Generation of high-energy femtosecond pulses in multimode-core Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 26(12), 935–937 (2001).
[CrossRef]

K. Lee and N. Lawandy, “Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(6), 703–705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

1997

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Alam, S. U.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Azami, N.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Bülter, A.

A. Bülter, R. Erdmann, and T. Schmitt, “Amplified picosecond diode lasers simplify biomedical research,” Biophot. Int. 12, 38–41 (2005).

Chen, H.-W.

S.-P. Chen, H.-W. Chen, J. Hou, and Z.-J. Liu, “100 W all fiber picosecond MOPA laser,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24008–24012 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chen, K. K.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Chen, S.-P.

S.-P. Chen, H.-W. Chen, J. Hou, and Z.-J. Liu, “100 W all fiber picosecond MOPA laser,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24008–24012 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Chichkov, B. N.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Cho, G. C.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, “Generation of high-energy femtosecond pulses in multimode-core Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 26(12), 935–937 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Dupriez, P.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Erdmann, R.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. Bülter, R. Erdmann, and T. Schmitt, “Amplified picosecond diode lasers simplify biomedical research,” Biophot. Int. 12, 38–41 (2005).

Faucher, M.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Fermann, M. E.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, “Generation of high-energy femtosecond pulses in multimode-core Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 26(12), 935–937 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Galvanauskas, A.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, “Generation of high-energy femtosecond pulses in multimode-core Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 26(12), 935–937 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Gao, C.

H. Liu, C. Gao, J. Tao, W. Zhao, and Y. Wang, “Compact tunable high power picosecond source based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of gain switch laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7888–7893 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gonthier, F.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Hariharan, A.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, “Generation of high-energy femtosecond pulses in multimode-core Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 26(12), 935–937 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Harter, D.

A. Galvanauskas, G. C. Cho, A. Hariharan, M. E. Fermann, and D. Harter, “Generation of high-energy femtosecond pulses in multimode-core Yb-fiber chirped-pulse amplification systems,” Opt. Lett. 26(12), 935–937 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Hayes, J. R.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hickey, L. M. B.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Hou, J.

S.-P. Chen, H.-W. Chen, J. Hou, and Z.-J. Liu, “100 W all fiber picosecond MOPA laser,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24008–24012 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Ibsen, M.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Jacobs, H.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Jeong, Y.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Kaleva, C.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Klemme, D.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Langkopf, M.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lauritsen, K.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Lawandy, N.

K. Lee and N. Lawandy, “Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(6), 703–705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lee, K.

K. Lee and N. Lawandy, “Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(6), 703–705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Lin, D.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, H.

H. Liu, C. Gao, J. Tao, W. Zhao, and Y. Wang, “Compact tunable high power picosecond source based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of gain switch laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7888–7893 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Liu, Z.-J.

S.-P. Chen, H.-W. Chen, J. Hou, and Z.-J. Liu, “100 W all fiber picosecond MOPA laser,” Opt. Express 17(26), 24008–24012 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Malinowski, A.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Martineau, L.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

McNeil, S.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Momma, C.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nilsson, J.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Nolte, S.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Pallassis, C.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Piper, A.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Price, J. H.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Richardson, D. J.

K. K. Chen, J. H. Price, S. U. Alam, J. R. Hayes, D. Lin, A. Malinowski, and D. J. Richardson, “Polarisation maintaining 100W Yb-fiber MOPA producing µJ pulses tunable in duration from 1 to 21 ps,” Opt. Express 18(14), 14385–14394 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Riecke, S.

K. Lauritsen, S. Riecke, M. Langkopf, D. Klemme, C. Kaleva, C. Pallassis, S. McNeil, and R. Erdmann, “Fiber amplified and frequency doubled diode lasers as a highly flexible pulse source at 532nm,” Proc. SPIE 6871, 68711L, 68711L-9 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Sahu, J. K.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Schmitt, T.

A. Bülter, R. Erdmann, and T. Schmitt, “Amplified picosecond diode lasers simplify biomedical research,” Biophot. Int. 12, 38–41 (2005).

Seguin, F.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Stryckman, D.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Tao, J.

H. Liu, C. Gao, J. Tao, W. Zhao, and Y. Wang, “Compact tunable high power picosecond source based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of gain switch laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7888–7893 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Thévenaz, L.

L. Thévenaz, “Slow and fast light in optical fibres,” Nat. Photonics 2(8), 474–481 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Thomsen, B. C.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tünnermann, A.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Villeneuve, A.

F. Gonthier, L. Martineau, N. Azami, M. Faucher, F. Seguin, D. Stryckman, and A. Villeneuve, “High-power All-Fiber components: the missing link for high-power fiber lasers,” Proc. SPIE 5335, 266–276 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Wang, Y.

H. Liu, C. Gao, J. Tao, W. Zhao, and Y. Wang, “Compact tunable high power picosecond source based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of gain switch laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7888–7893 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wellegehausen, B.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Welling, H.

S. Nolte, C. Momma, H. Jacobs, A. Tünnermann, B. N. Chichkov, B. Wellegehausen, and H. Welling, “Ablation of metals by ultrashort laser pulses,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 14(10), 2716–2722 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Zervas, M. N.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Zhao, W.

H. Liu, C. Gao, J. Tao, W. Zhao, and Y. Wang, “Compact tunable high power picosecond source based on Yb-doped fiber amplification of gain switch laser diode,” Opt. Express 16(11), 7888–7893 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

K. Lee and N. Lawandy, “Optically induced pulse delay in a solid-state Raman amplifier,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 78(6), 703–705 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Biophot. Int.

A. Bülter, R. Erdmann, and T. Schmitt, “Amplified picosecond diode lasers simplify biomedical research,” Biophot. Int. 12, 38–41 (2005).

IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett.

P. Dupriez, A. Piper, A. Malinowski, J. K. Sahu, M. Ibsen, B. C. Thomsen, Y. Jeong, L. M. B. Hickey, M. N. Zervas, J. Nilsson, and D. J. Richardson, “High average power, high repetition rate, picosecond pulsed fiber master oscillator power amplifier source seeded by a gain-switched laser diode at 1060 nm,” IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 18(9), 1013–1015 (2006).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the laser system with fiber amplifier stages.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Pulse shapes (a) and optical spectra (b) of the seed laser and after the second amplifier stage.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Average output power vs. absorbed pump power at 1 MHz repetition rate and corresponding beam profile.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Setup (a) and time scheme (b) of the AOM measurement for pulse analysis.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Signal to ASE ratios with corresponding pulse energies and (b) pulse duration with corresponding peak power at 1 MHz repetition rate.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Temporal pulse shapes (a) and optical spectra (b) after AOM filtering of the pulses at a pulse energy of 0.5 µJ and 13.1 µJ corresponding to 17.3 kW and 270 kW peak power.

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