Abstract

A diode-pumped, cryogenic-cooled Yb:YAG regenerative amplifier utilizing gain-narrowing has been developed. A 1.2-ns chirped-seed pulse was simultaneously amplified and compressed in the regenerative amplifier, which generated a 35-ps pulse with 8-mJ of energy without a pulse compressor. Second-harmonics of the amplified pulse was used to pump picosecond two-color optical parametric amplification.

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J. Collier, C. Hernandez-Gomez, I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, C. N. Danson, and J. Walczak, Appl. Phys. Lett. 38, 7486 (1999).

IEEE J. Sel. Top. Quantum Electron. (1)

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J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (2)

Opt. Commun. (3)

S. Biswal, J. Nees, A. Nishimura, H. Takuma, and G. Mourou, Opt. Commun. 160, 92 (1999).
[CrossRef]

A. Dubietis, G. Jonusauskas, and A. Piskarskas, Opt. Commun. 88, 437 (1992).
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I. N. Ross, P. Matousek, M. Towrie, A. J. Langley, and J. L. Collier, Opt. Commun. 144, 125 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (7)

Other (3)

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 5th ed. (Springer, 1999).

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

J.-L. Ometo and J. Gaignebet, technical digest, the 13th International Workshop on Laser Ranging, Washington DC, 2002, http://cddis.nasa.gov/lw13/lwlowbarproceedings.html#technology

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Layout of Yb : YAG chirped-pulse regenerative amplifier: C: Yb - YAG crystal settled in a liquid-nitrogen cryostat, FC: fiber coupler; FO: focusing optics, FR: faraday rotator; PMSF: polarization-maintained single-mode fiber, TFP: thin-film polarizer, λ 2 : half wave plate.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse energies and numbers of round trips as functions of pump LD peak power.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power spectra of seed and amplified laser pulses. Bandwidths of seed and amplified laser pulses were 17 nm and 0.5 nm (FWHM), respectively.

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