Abstract

A thin-disk regenerative amplifier based on Yb-doped potassium yttrium tungstate is operated at 40 kHz with an output pulse energy of 116 μJ and a pulse duration of 250 fs. Dispersive stretching of the pulse during amplification instead of an external stretcher is used to avoid high peak intensities. The small amount of the laser active material in the amplifier inherent for the thin-disk laser design and a large beam radius in the Pockels cell reduce nonlinear effects further. Consequently the output pulses can be compressed to 250 fs using a pair of diffraction gratings.

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2005 (1)

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

2004 (3)

2002 (1)

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Arnold, W.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bauer, T.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Butze, F.

Chichkov, B. N.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

Dörring, J.

Fallnich, C.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

Kamlage, G.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

Kasenbacher, A.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Killi, A.

Klug, U.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

Kopf, D.

Korte, F.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

Krasinski, J. S.

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lang, A.

Lederer, M.

Morgner, U.

Mourou, G.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Müller, D.

D. Müller, Pulsenergiestabilität bei regenerativen Kurzpulsverstärkern im Scheibenlaserdesign (Herbert Utz Verlag, 2005).

Nickel, D.

Ostendorf, A.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

Radzewicz, C.

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Serbin, J.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986).

Stolzenburg, C.

Strickland, D.

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

Wasylczyk, P.

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Weigl, P.

K. Werelius and P. Weigl, Proc. SPIE 5340, 127 (2004).

Werelius, K.

K. Werelius and P. Weigl, Proc. SPIE 5340, 127 (2004).

Appl. Surf. Sci. (1)

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

D. Strickland and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 56, 219 (1985).
[CrossRef]

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (2)

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).

K. Werelius and P. Weigl, Proc. SPIE 5340, 127 (2004).

Other (2)

D. Müller, Pulsenergiestabilität bei regenerativen Kurzpulsverstärkern im Scheibenlaserdesign (Herbert Utz Verlag, 2005).

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, 1986).

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