Abstract

We present a high-average-power femtosecond laser system at 520nm central wavelength. The laser system delivers sub-500fs pulses with 135W average power at a pulse repetition rate of 5.25MHz. Excellent beam quality is provided by high power fiber amplifiers and maintained during frequency doubling, resulting in a beam quality factor of M2<1.2. To our knowledge, the system presented here is the highest average power green laser source generating femtosecond pulses with diffraction-limited beam quality.

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[CrossRef]

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Experimental setup of the laser system: OI, optical isolator; DL, diode laser; AOM, acousto-optical modulator; BBO, beta-barium borate; DM, dichroic mirror; IR, IR light; SH, SH light.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Measured autocorrelation trace of (a) 40 μJ IR pulses (circles) and corresponding simulation (line) and (b) SH pulses at 26.4 μJ pulse energy (circles) and corresponding fit (line).

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Measured spectra of (a) 40 μJ IR pulses at the output of the FCPA system and of (b) the SH pulses at 26.4 μJ pulse energy.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

SH pulse energy (triangles) and SH generation efficiency (circles) versus IR pulse energy at 1.02 MHz repetition rate. SHG, SH generation.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

IR average power (squares), SH average power (triangles), and SH generation efficiency (circles) versus repetition rate. SHG, SH generation. Inset, beam profile of the SH beam at 120 W .

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