Abstract

We demonstrate a compact diode-pumped Yb:KGW femtosecond oscillator-Yb:YAG Innoslab amplifier master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) with nearly transform-limited 636fs pulses at 620W average output power, 20MHz repetition rate, and beam quality of Mx2=1.43 and My2=1.35. By cascading two amplifiers, we attain an average output power of 1.1kW, a peak power of 80MW, and a 615fs pulse width in a single linearly polarized beam. The power-scalable MOPA is operated at room temperature, and no chirped-pulse amplification technique is used.

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Binhammer, T.

Du, D.

X. Liu, D. Du, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1706 (1997).
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T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, Th. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 35, 94 (2010).
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Gabler, T.

Gingras, G.

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Hanf, S.

Hashimoto, S.

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Hoffmann, D.

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

Hoffmann, H. D.

Jung, R.

Keller, U.

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Killi, A.

Krausz, F.

Krebs, M.

S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

Limpert, J.

A. Tünnermann, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, Laser Technik Journal 7, 34 (2010).
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T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, Th. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 35, 94 (2010).
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S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

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Liu, X.

X. Liu, D. Du, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1706 (1997).
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Mans, T.

P. Russbüldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, J. Weitenberg, H. D. Hoffmann, and R. Poprawe, Opt. Express 17, 12230(2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

Marchese, S. V.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photon. 2, 599(2008).
[CrossRef]

Marcinkevicius, A.

Metzger, Th.

Morgner, U.

Mourou, G.

X. Liu, D. Du, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1706 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Nickles, P. V.

Nolte, S.

A. Tünnermann, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, Laser Technik Journal 7, 34 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

Palmer, G.

Poprawe, R.

P. Russbüldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, J. Weitenberg, H. D. Hoffmann, and R. Poprawe, Opt. Express 17, 12230(2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

Rotarius, G.

P. Russbüldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, J. Weitenberg, H. D. Hoffmann, and R. Poprawe, Opt. Express 17, 12230(2009).
[CrossRef]

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

Russbueldt, P.

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

Russbüldt, P.

Sandner, W.

Schreiber, Th.

Seise, E.

Steinmann, A.

Stiel, H.

Südmeyer, T.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photon. 2, 599(2008).
[CrossRef]

Tavella, F.

Tümmler, J.

Tünnermann, A.

T. Eidam, S. Hanf, E. Seise, T. V. Andersen, T. Gabler, C. Wirth, Th. Schreiber, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Opt. Lett. 35, 94 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. Tünnermann, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, Laser Technik Journal 7, 34 (2010).
[CrossRef]

S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

Weitenberg, J.

Wirth, C.

Witzel, B.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photon. 2, 599(2008).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron.

X. Liu, D. Du, G. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 33, 1706 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Laser Technik Journal

A. Tünnermann, S. Nolte, and J. Limpert, Laser Technik Journal 7, 34 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photon.

T. Südmeyer, S. V. Marchese, S. Hashimoto, C. R. E. Baer, G. Gingras, B. Witzel, and U. Keller, Nat. Photon. 2, 599(2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Other

P. Russbueldt, T. Mans, G. Rotarius, D. Hoffmann, R. Poprawe, T. Eidam, J. Limpert, and A. Tünnermann, Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper MF4.

S. Hädrich, M. Krebs, S. Nolte, J. Limpert, A. Tünnermann, in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, OSA Technical Digest Series (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper AMA4.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Cavity setup of an Innoslab amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Single- and dual-stage amplifier setup.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured (points) and calculated (line) (c) power characteristic of one amplifier seeded by 2.3 W fs-oscillator. (a) Spectra of fs-oscillator and amplifier, (b) autocorrelation fitted by sech 2 , (d) beam radius and profile at P out = 620 W output power.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Measured (c) power characteristic of the amplifier chain seeded by the 2.3 W femtosecond oscillator. (a) Spectra of femtosecond oscillator and amplifier, (b) autocorrelation fitted by sech 2 , (d) beam radius and profile at P out = 1.1 kW output power.

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