Abstract

We report on a double-pass Ho:YLF slab amplifier which delivered 350 ns long single-frequency pulses of up to 330 mJ at 2064 nm, with a maximum M2 of 1.5 at 50 Hz. It was end pumped with a diode-pumped Tm:YLF slab laser and seeded with up to 50 mJ of single-frequency pulses.

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[CrossRef]

M. Schellhorn and M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 109, 351 (2012).
[CrossRef]

2011 (2)

2010 (1)

V. V. Zelenogorskii and E. A. Khazanov, Quantum Electron. 40, 40 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (1)

2008 (2)

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 93, 269 (2008).
[CrossRef]

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B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Armstrong, D.

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, N. P.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Bollig, C.

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 19, 13974 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. R. Botha, C. Bollig, M. J. Esser, R. N. Campbell, C. Jacobs, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 17, 20615 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

O. J. P. Collett, C. Bollig, and M. J. D. Esser, in CLEO EUROPE and EQEC Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA_P24.

Botha, L.

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

Botha, L. R.

Campbell, R. N.

Collett, O. J. P.

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 19, 13974 (2011).
[CrossRef]

O. J. P. Collett, C. Bollig, and M. J. D. Esser, in CLEO EUROPE and EQEC Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA_P24.

Dergachev, A.

A. Dergachev, Opt. Express 19, 6797 (2011).
[CrossRef]

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Di Bartolo, B.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Drake, T.

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Dubois, M.

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Eichhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn and M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 109, 351 (2012).
[CrossRef]

M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 93, 269 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Esser, M. J.

Esser, M. J. D.

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 19, 13974 (2011).
[CrossRef]

O. J. P. Collett, C. Bollig, and M. J. D. Esser, in CLEO EUROPE and EQEC Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA_P24.

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

Fuhrberg, P.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010).

Jacobs, C.

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 19, 13974 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. R. Botha, C. Bollig, M. J. Esser, R. N. Campbell, C. Jacobs, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 17, 20615 (2009).
[CrossRef]

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

Khazanov, E. A.

V. V. Zelenogorskii and E. A. Khazanov, Quantum Electron. 40, 40 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Koen, W.

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 19, 13974 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

Koopmann, P.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010).

Lamrini, S.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010).

Neumann, D.

J. Nicholson, D. Neumann, and W. Rudolph, Air Force Research Laboratory report AFRL-DE 2001–1015 (Air Force Research Laboratory, 2001).

Nicholson, J.

J. Nicholson, D. Neumann, and W. Rudolph, Air Force Research Laboratory report AFRL-DE 2001–1015 (Air Force Research Laboratory, 2001).

Nyangaza, K.

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

Preussler, D.

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

Preussler, D. R.

Rudolph, W.

J. Nicholson, D. Neumann, and W. Rudolph, Air Force Research Laboratory report AFRL-DE 2001–1015 (Air Force Research Laboratory, 2001).

Schellhorn, M.

M. Schellhorn and M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 109, 351 (2012).
[CrossRef]

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

Scholle, K.

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010).

Smith, A.

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Strauss, H. J.

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

H. J. Strauss, W. Koen, C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, O. J. P. Collett, and D. R. Preussler, Opt. Express 19, 13974 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Walsh, B. M.

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Zelenogorskii, V. V.

V. V. Zelenogorskii and E. A. Khazanov, Quantum Electron. 40, 40 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 93, 269 (2008).
[CrossRef]

M. Schellhorn and M. Eichhorn, Appl. Phys. B 109, 351 (2012).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

B. M. Walsh, N. P. Barnes, and B. Di Bartolo, J. Appl. Phys. 83, 2772 (1998).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Proc. SPIE (2)

A. Dergachev, D. Armstrong, A. Smith, T. Drake, and M. Dubois, Proc. SPIE 6875, 687507 (2008).
[CrossRef]

W. Koen, C. Jacobs, C. Bollig, H. J. Strauss, L. Botha, and M. J. D. Esser, Proc. SPIE 8543, 85430E (2012).
[CrossRef]

Quantum Electron. (1)

V. V. Zelenogorskii and E. A. Khazanov, Quantum Electron. 40, 40 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

K. Scholle, S. Lamrini, P. Koopmann, and P. Fuhrberg, in Frontiers in Guided Wave Optics and Optoelectronics, B. Pal, ed. (InTech, 2010).

J. Nicholson, D. Neumann, and W. Rudolph, Air Force Research Laboratory report AFRL-DE 2001–1015 (Air Force Research Laboratory, 2001).

O. J. P. Collett, C. Bollig, and M. J. D. Esser, in CLEO EUROPE and EQEC Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA_P24.

C. Bollig, M. J. D. Esser, C. Jacobs, W. Koen, D. Preussler, K. Nyangaza, and M. Schellhorn, in Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources (European Physical Society, 2009), invited talk Mo3.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup of the double-pass Ho:YLF amplifier.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Seed and amplified 2064 nm output energy (left axis) and the average power of the amplified pulses (right axis) as functions of PRF.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Amplified output energy (right axis) and gain (left axis) as functions of incident 1890 nm Tm:YLF pump power.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Amplified output energy (right axis) and gain (left axis) as functions of seed energy at a PRF of 50 Hz.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Horizontal and vertical second moment beam radii as functions of distance from an f=827mm lens combination at maximum output at 50 Hz. The lines are fits of the beam propagation equation to the measured data and the crosses are the fitted beam waists.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Amplified beam profile in the far field (a) and (b) the seed and amplified pulses at maximum output and a PRF of 50 Hz.

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