Abstract

An Yb:glass regenerative amplifier directly side pumped by four 20-W diodes is demonstrated. By use of a novel pumping scheme and introduction of cylindrical optics into the cavity, a free-running average output power as great as 4 W with a TEM00-like mode was achieved from the bare cavity, with a 0.56 pump duty cycle. When the regenerative amplifier injected, 1-mJ 200-fs FWHM pulses were obtained following compression by use of 2-ms pump pulses and up to a 150-Hz repetition rate.

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Druon, F.

J. Nees, S. Biswal, F. Druon, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourour, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, J. Itatani, J.-C. Chanteloup, and C. Hönninger, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 376 (1998).
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Itatani, J.

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J. Nees, S. Biswal, F. Druon, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourour, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, J. Itatani, J.-C. Chanteloup, and C. Hönninger, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[PubMed]

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[PubMed]

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[PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Mourour, G.

J. Nees, S. Biswal, F. Druon, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourour, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, J. Itatani, J.-C. Chanteloup, and C. Hönninger, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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J. Nees, S. Biswal, F. Druon, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourour, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, J. Itatani, J.-C. Chanteloup, and C. Hönninger, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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S. Biswal, J. Itatani, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 421 (1998).
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[CrossRef]

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J. Nees, S. Biswal, F. Druon, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourour, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, J. Itatani, J.-C. Chanteloup, and C. Hönninger, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

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Rose-Petruck, C.

Squier, J.

Takuma, H.

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[CrossRef]

Tien, A.-C.

Wilson, K. R.

Wintner, E.

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Yamakawa, K.

Zehetner, J.

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J. Nees, S. Biswal, F. Druon, J. Faure, M. Nantel, G. Mourour, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, J. Itatani, J.-C. Chanteloup, and C. Hönninger, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 376 (1998).
[CrossRef]

S. Biswal, J. Itatani, J. Nees, and G. Mourou, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 4, 421 (1998).
[CrossRef]

A. J. Alcock and J. E. Bernard, IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. 3, 3 (1997).
[CrossRef]

J. Refract. Surg. (1)

R. M. Kurtz, C. Horvath, H. Liu, R. R. Krueger, and T. Juhasz, J. Refract. Surg. 14, 541 (1998).
[PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (5)

Other (1)

C. Hönninger, S. Biswal, A. Braun, C. Horvath, J. Nees, U. Keller, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, Vol. 6 of 1998 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1998), paper CThJ4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of the regenerative amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Comparison of the output performances of the free-running bare cavities with 25-ms-duration 20-Hz pump pulses. Diamonds, cavity without cylindrical optics; circles, cavity with cylindrical optics.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Amplified bandwidth (circles) and amplified peak wavelength (diamonds) as a function of the injection pulses’ central wavelength.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

(a) Injected (dashed curve) and amplified (solid curve) spectra. (b) Measured single-shot autocorrelation trace (circles), measured autocorrelation trace averaged over 100 shots (dashed curve), and autocorrelation trace (solid curve) calculated with the amplified spectrum in (a), and assuming no chirp.

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