Abstract

We report an Yb:KYW thin-disk amplifier system that provides ultrashort pulses in the 10µJ energy range at high repetition rates. The thin-disk concept uses large laser beam cross sections to avoid high peak intensities. Without using a traditional diffraction-grating stretcher, pulse energies of approximately 9 µJ with pulse durations of 280 fs at repetition rates of 200 kHz were generated.

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K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
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A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
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[CrossRef]

Du, D.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Hagan, D. J.

R. DeSalvo, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, and M. Sheik-Bahae, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1324 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Heumann, E.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Huber, G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Hügel, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Jensen, T.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Kalashnikov, V. L.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kärtner, F. X.

Keller, U.

Kopf, D.

D. Kopf, F. X. Kärtner, U. Keller, and K. J. Weingarten, Opt. Lett. 20, 1169 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. J. Lederer and D. Kopf, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CThFF6.

Korn, G.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Kozich, V. P.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Kuleshov, N. V.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lagatsky, A. A.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Lederer, M. J.

M. J. Lederer and D. Kopf, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CThFF6.

Liu, X.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Mejid, F.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Mikhailov, V. P.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Mourou, G.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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

Norris, T. B.

Opower, H.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Poloyko, I. G.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Posnov, N. N.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Prokoshin, P. V.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Said, A. A.

R. DeSalvo, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, and M. Sheik-Bahae, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1324 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Shcherbitsky, V. G.

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Sheik-Bahae, M.

R. DeSalvo, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, and M. Sheik-Bahae, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1324 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), pp. 385–386.

Squier, J.

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Strickland, D.

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

Treacy, E. B.

E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Van Stryland, E. W.

R. DeSalvo, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, and M. Sheik-Bahae, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1324 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Voss, A.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Weingarten, K. J.

Wittig, K.

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Yumashev, K. V.

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. B (2)

N. V. Kuleshov, A. A. Lagatsky, V. G. Shcherbitsky, V. P. Mikhailov, E. Heumann, T. Jensen, A. Diening, and G. Huber, Appl. Phys. B 64, 409 (1997).
[CrossRef]

A. Giesen, H. Hügel, A. Voss, K. Wittig, U. Brauch, and H. Opower, Appl. Phys. B 58, 365 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett. (1)

D. Du, X. Liu, G. Korn, J. Squier, and G. Mourou, Appl. Phys. Lett. 64, 3071 (1994).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (2)

R. DeSalvo, A. A. Said, D. J. Hagan, E. W. Van Stryland, and M. Sheik-Bahae, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 32, 1324 (1996).
[CrossRef]

E. B. Treacy, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-5, 454 (1969).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

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

Opt. Lett. (2)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

K. V. Yumashev, N. N. Posnov, P. V. Prokoshin, V. L. Kalashnikov, F. Mejid, I. G. Poloyko, V. P. Mikhailov, and V. P. Kozich, Opt. Quantum Electron. 32, 43 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), pp. 385–386.

M. J. Lederer and D. Kopf, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), Postconference Digest, Vol. 96 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 2004), paper CThFF6.

, Lasers and laser-related equipment—Test methods for laser beam parameters—Beam widths, divergence angle and beam propagation factor (International Organization for Standardization).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup. HR, highly reflective mirror; PC, Pockels cell; TFP, thin-film polarizer; λ/2, half-wave plate; λ/4, quarter-wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Amplified pulse energy (without compression) and compressible pulse duration depending on the amplifier round-trip number.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured wavelength spectrum and (b) intensity autocorrelation trace of the compressed pulses, featuring 9 µJ of pulse energy. For comparison, the wavelength spectrum of the oscillator (dotted curve) is also shown in (a). In (b) the measured autocorrelation is fitted with that of an ideal 280-fs sech2 pulse (dotted curve).

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