Abstract

We report on CPA-free multipass amplification of ps-pulses in Holmium-doped yttrium lithium fluoride (Ho:YLF) crystals up to µJ pulse-energy-covering repetition rates from 10 kHz up to 500 kHz. The seed pulses at a wavelength of 2.05 µm are provided by a Ho-based all-fiber system consisting of a soliton oscillator and a subsequent pre-amplifier followed by a free-space AOM as pulse-picker. Considering the achieved pulse peak power at MW-level, this system is a powerful tool for efficient pumping of parametric conversion stages addressing the highly demanded mid-IR spectral region.

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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref]

2017 (1)

M. Hinkelmann, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Mode-locked Ho-doped laser with subsequent diode-pumped amplifier in an all-fiber design operating at 2052 nm,” Opt. Express 25(17), 4668–4671 (2017).
[Crossref]

2016 (3)

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

2015 (3)

2013 (1)

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (1)

Ališauskas, S.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Andriukaitis, G.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Baltuška, A.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

Biegert, J.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Bock, M.

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “High-energy multi-kilohertz Ho-doped regenerative amplifiers around 2 µm,” Opt. Express 23(11), 14744–14752 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Byer, R. L.

Calendron, A.-L.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Cankaya, H.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

Chalus, O.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Chatterjee, G.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Chua, C. F.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Dergachev, A.

A. Dergachev, “High-energy, kHz-rate, picosecond, 2-µm laser pump source for mid-IR nonlinear optical devices,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, paper 85990B (2013).

Dwayne Miller, R. J.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Elsaesser, T.

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “High-energy multi-kilohertz Ho-doped regenerative amplifiers around 2 µm,” Opt. Express 23(11), 14744–14752 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Elu, U.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Fermann, M.

Fernàndez, A.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Flöry, T.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Fuhrberg, P.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, “2 µm laser sources and their possible applications,” in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010), 471–500.

Gaida, C.

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

Gebhardt, M.

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

Griebner, U.

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “High-energy multi-kilohertz Ho-doped regenerative amplifiers around 2 µm,” Opt. Express 23(11), 14744–14752 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hartl, I.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

N. Leindecker, A. Marandi, R. L. Byer, K. L. Vodopyanov, J. Jiang, I. Hartl, M. Fermann, and P. G. Schunemann, “Octave-spanning ultrafast OPO with 2.6–6.1 µm instantaneous bandwidth pumped by femtosecond Tm-fiber laser,” Opt. Express 20(7), 7046–7053 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

Hemmer, M.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

Hinkelmann, M.

M. Hinkelmann, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Mode-locked Ho-doped laser with subsequent diode-pumped amplifier in an all-fiber design operating at 2052 nm,” Opt. Express 25(17), 4668–4671 (2017).
[Crossref]

Holzwarth, R.

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

Hoogland, H.

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

Jauregui, C.

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

Jelínek, M.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

Jelinkova, H.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

Jiang, J.

Kanai, T.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

Kärtner, F. X.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Koopmann, P.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, “2 µm laser sources and their possible applications,” in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010), 471–500.

Kracht, D.

M. Hinkelmann, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Mode-locked Ho-doped laser with subsequent diode-pumped amplifier in an all-fiber design operating at 2052 nm,” Opt. Express 25(17), 4668–4671 (2017).
[Crossref]

A. Wienke, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Comparison between Tm:YAP and Ho:YAG ultrashort pulse regenerative amplification,” Opt. Express 24(8), 8632–8640 (2015).
[Crossref]

Kroetz, P.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Kubecek, V.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

Lamrini, S.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, “2 µm laser sources and their possible applications,” in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010), 471–500.

Leindecker, N.

Li, P.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

Limpert, J.

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

Malevich, P.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

Marandi, A.

Matras, G.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Miller, J. D.

Morgner, U.

M. Hinkelmann, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Mode-locked Ho-doped laser with subsequent diode-pumped amplifier in an all-fiber design operating at 2052 nm,” Opt. Express 25(17), 4668–4671 (2017).
[Crossref]

A. Wienke, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Comparison between Tm:YAP and Ho:YAG ultrashort pulse regenerative amplification,” Opt. Express 24(8), 8632–8640 (2015).
[Crossref]

Murari, K.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Neumann, J.

M. Hinkelmann, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Mode-locked Ho-doped laser with subsequent diode-pumped amplifier in an all-fiber design operating at 2052 nm,” Opt. Express 25(17), 4668–4671 (2017).
[Crossref]

A. Wienke, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Comparison between Tm:YAP and Ho:YAG ultrashort pulse regenerative amplification,” Opt. Express 24(8), 8632–8640 (2015).
[Crossref]

Phua, P. B.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Pugžlys, A.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

Ruehl, A.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and J. D. Miller, “Numerical study of spectral shaping in high energy Ho:YLF amplifiers,” Opt. Express 24(9), 9905–9921 (2016).
[Crossref]

K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

Sánchez, D.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Scholle, K.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, “2 µm laser sources and their possible applications,” in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010), 471–500.

Schunemann, P.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Schunemann, P. G.

Simon-Boisson, C.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

Smirnov, V.

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

Stutzki, F.

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

Tan, L. H.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Tünnermann, A.

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

Ueberschaer, D.

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

Verhoef, A. J.

P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

Vodopyanov, K. L.

von Grafenstein, L.

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “High-energy multi-kilohertz Ho-doped regenerative amplifiers around 2 µm,” Opt. Express 23(11), 14744–14752 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Wandt, D.

M. Hinkelmann, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Mode-locked Ho-doped laser with subsequent diode-pumped amplifier in an all-fiber design operating at 2052 nm,” Opt. Express 25(17), 4668–4671 (2017).
[Crossref]

A. Wienke, D. Wandt, U. Morgner, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, “Comparison between Tm:YAP and Ho:YAG ultrashort pulse regenerative amplification,” Opt. Express 24(8), 8632–8640 (2015).
[Crossref]

Wienke, A.

Zawilski, K.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

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P. Malevich, G. Andriukaitis, T. Flöry, A. J. Verhoef, A. Fernàndez, S. Ališauskas, A. Pugžlys, A. Baltuška, L. H. Tan, C. F. Chua, and P. B. Phua, “High energy and average power femtosecond laser for driving mid-infrared optical parametric amplifiers,” Opt. Letters 38(15), 2746–2749 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Hemmer, D. Sánchez, M. Jelínek, V. Smirnov, H. Jelinkova, V. Kubeček, and J. Biegert, “2-µm wavelength, high-energy Ho:YLF chirped-pulse amplifier for mid-infrared OPCPA,” Opt. Letters 40(4), 451–454 (2015).
[Crossref]

L. von Grafenstein, M. Bock, D. Ueberschaer, U. Griebner, and T. Elsaesser, “Ho:YLF chirped pulse amplification at kilohertz repetition rates - 4.3 ps pulses at 2 µm with GW peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(20), 4668–4671 (2016).
[Crossref]

C. Gaida, M. Gebhardt, F. Stutzki, C. Jauregui, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, “Thulium-doped fiber chirped-pulse amplification system with 2 GW of peak power,” Opt. Letters 41(17), 4130–4133 (2016).
[Crossref]

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K. Murari, H. Cankaya, P. Li, A. Ruehl, I. Hartl, and F. X. Kärtner, “1.2 mJ, 1 kHz, ps-pulses at 2.05 µm from a Ho:fibre / Ho:YLF laser,” in Europhoton Conference (2014), paper ThD-T1-O-05.

P. Malevich, T. Kanai, H. Hoogland, R. Holzwarth, A. Baltuška, and A. Pugžlys, “Millijoule 1-ps Pulses from a kHz Ho:YAG Regeneraitve Amplifier Seeded with a Tm, Ho-Fiber Laser,” CLEO:2015, paper SM1P.4.

T. Kanai, U. Elu, D. Sánchez, K. Zawilski, P. Schunemann, O. Chalus, G. Matras, C. Simon-Boisson, and J. Biegert, “260-mJ Ho:YLF pump for a 7-µm OPCPA,” High-brightness Sources and Light-driven Interactions Congress, OSA (2016), paper HT3A.8.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, “2 µm laser sources and their possible applications,” in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010), 471–500.

A. Dergachev, “High-energy, kHz-rate, picosecond, 2-µm laser pump source for mid-IR nonlinear optical devices,” Proc. of SPIE 8599, Solid State Lasers XXII: Technology and Devices, paper 85990B (2013).

P. Kroetz, A. Ruehl, G. Chatterjee, P. Li, K. Murari, H. Cankaya, A.-L. Calendron, F. X. Kärtner, I. Hartl, and R. J. Dwayne Miller, “Ho:YLF Regenerative Amplifier with 6.9 mJ at 1 kHz Overcoming Bifurcation Instability,” Advanced Solid State Laser Conference, OSA (2016), paper ATh3A.4.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic setup of the amplifier. PD: photo diode, PBS: polarization beam splitter, λ/2: half-wave plate, λ/4: quarter-wave plate, DC: dichroic mirror.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Experimental results showing (a) average optical output power with increasing pump power for different pulse repetition rates, (b) the corresponding pulse energies, (c) a long-term power measurement for 44 µJ at 100 kHz (inset: far-field beam profile for 5.2 W at 200 kHz measured with an Ophir NanoScan beam profiler) and (d) the pulse peak power for the different repetition rates (black) as well as the optical-to-optical efficiency (red).
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Autocorrelation traces for different pulse repetition rates at maximum achieved pulse energy and Fourier-limited pulses based on the corresponding optical spectrum, respectively. Inset: Optical spectrum measured with an optical spectrum analyzer (YOKOGAWA AQ6375) at a resolution of 0.05 nm.