Abstract

We report on an ytterbium-doped fiber based chirped-pulse amplification system delivering 100μJ pulse energy at a repetition rate of 900kHz, corresponding to an average power of 90W. The emitted pulses are as short as 500fs. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest average power ever reported for high-energy femtosecond solid-state laser systems.

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