Abstract

A thin-disk regenerative amplifier based on Yb-doped potassium yttrium tungstate is operated at 40kHz with an output pulse energy of 116μJ and a pulse duration of 250fs. Dispersive stretching of the pulse during amplification instead of an external stretcher is used to avoid high peak intensities. The small amount of the laser active material in the amplifier inherent for the thin-disk laser design and a large beam radius in the Pockels cell reduce nonlinear effects further. Consequently the output pulses can be compressed to 250fs using a pair of diffraction gratings.

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2005 (1)

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2004 (3)

2002 (1)

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

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

Arnold, W.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Bauer, T.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Butze, F.

Chichkov, B. N.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dörring, J.

Fallnich, C.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Giesen, A.

Kamlage, G.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
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Kasenbacher, A.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Killi, A.

Klug, U.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kopf, D.

Korte, F.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Krasinski, J. S.

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Lang, A.

Lederer, M.

Morgner, U.

Mourou, G.

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

Müller, D.

D. Müller, Pulsenergiestabilität bei regenerativen Kurzpulsverstärkern im Scheibenlaserdesign (Herbert Utz Verlag, 2005).

Nickel, D.

Ostendorf, A.

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Radzewicz, C.

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Serbin, J.

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Siegman, A. E.

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

Stolzenburg, C.

Strickland, D.

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

Wasylczyk, P.

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Weigl, P.

K. Werelius and P. Weigl, Proc. SPIE 5340, 127 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Werelius, K.

K. Werelius and P. Weigl, Proc. SPIE 5340, 127 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Surf. Sci. (1)

J. Serbin, T. Bauer, C. Fallnich, A. Kasenbacher, and W. Arnold, Appl. Surf. Sci. 197, 737 (2002).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (2)

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

C. Radzewicz, P. Wasylczyk, and J. S. Krasinski, Opt. Commun. 186, 329 (2000).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Proc. SPIE (2)

A. Ostendorf, G. Kamlage, U. Klug, F. Korte, and B. N. Chichkov, Proc. SPIE 5713, 1 (2005).
[CrossRef]

K. Werelius and P. Weigl, Proc. SPIE 5340, 127 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

D. Müller, Pulsenergiestabilität bei regenerativen Kurzpulsverstärkern im Scheibenlaserdesign (Herbert Utz Verlag, 2005).

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

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the experimental setup: HR, high-reflective mirror; PC, Pockels cell; TFP, thin-film polarizer.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Amplified pulse energies for pump powers of 60 and 90 W for repetition rates of 20 and 50 kHz . Limits of the stable operation are also shown.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Wavelength spectra of the output pulses and seed pulses at different pulse energies. The area under the curve is normalized for each spectrum. Additionally, the calculated gain spectrum of the used Yb : KYW crystal at 25% population in the upper state at room temperature is shown.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Pulse shape retrieved from FROG measurement, measured autocorrelation trace, and autocorrelation trace calculated with the retrieved pulse shape. Pulse energy 100 μ J , pump power 80 W , 41 amplification round trips.

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