Abstract

A diode-pumped, cryogenically cooled Yb:LuLiF4 regenerative amplifier has been developed for the first time to our knowledge. A chirped-seed pulse was amplified and compressed in the regenerative amplifier, simultaneously, which generated 6mJ, 13ps pulses at 999nm in wavelength without a pulse compressor. Simultaneous lasing at 999 and 1024nm, respectively, was demonstrated, which could be used for different frequency generation in the terahertz region.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorption and emission cross sections of Yb : LuLiF 4 (π polarization) at the LN temperature.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Output pulse energies as a function of pump LD peak power with several pulse durations. Typical numbers of round trips in RA as a function of LD peak power with a 4 msec pulse duration at 999 nm are also plotted in the figure.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

(a) Measured autocorrelation trace of amplified pulses ( 999 nm emission). The duration of amplified laser pulse was 13.2 psec assuming a sech 2 pulse shape. (b) Typical spectra of output pulses with a Q-switch operation from the Yb : LuLiF 4 RA at different pump intensities.

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