Abstract

High power single frequency, single mode, linearly polarized laser output at the 1 μm regime is in demand for the interferometric gravitational wave detectors (GWDs). A robust single frequency solid state master oscillator power amplifier (MOPA) is a promising candidate for such applications. We present a single frequency solid state multistage MOPA system delivering 177 W of linearly polarized output power at 1 μm with 83.5% TEM00 mode content.

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L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

2007 (2)

P. Kwee, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 073103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, B. Schulz, R. Wilhelm, F. Seifert, P. Kwee, B. Willke, and D. Kracht, Opt. Express 15, 459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

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Basu, C.

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

Bogan, C.

P. Kwee, C. Bogan, K. Danzmann, M. Frede, H. Kim, P. King, J. Pöld, O. Puncken, R. L. Savage, F. Seifert, P. Wessels, L. Winkelmann, and B. Willke, Opt. Express 20, 10617 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Brendel, M.

Byer, R. L.

Danzmann, K.

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Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Fallnich, C.

Frede, M.

Kane, T. J.

Kim, H.

King, P.

Kluzik, R.

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Kracht, D.

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, B. Schulz, R. Wilhelm, F. Seifert, P. Kwee, B. Willke, and D. Kracht, Opt. Express 15, 459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, D. Kracht, and C. Fallnich, Opt. Express 13, 7516 (2005).
[CrossRef]

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

Kugler, N.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Kwee, P.

P. Kwee, C. Bogan, K. Danzmann, M. Frede, H. Kim, P. King, J. Pöld, O. Puncken, R. L. Savage, F. Seifert, P. Wessels, L. Winkelmann, and B. Willke, Opt. Express 20, 10617 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

P. Kwee, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 073103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, B. Schulz, R. Wilhelm, F. Seifert, P. Kwee, B. Willke, and D. Kracht, Opt. Express 15, 459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Lü, Q.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Mavalvala, N.

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

McClelland, D. E.

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Mueller, G.

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Müller, N.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Neumann, J.

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

Poeld, J.

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Pöld, J.

Puncken, O.

P. Kwee, C. Bogan, K. Danzmann, M. Frede, H. Kim, P. King, J. Pöld, O. Puncken, R. L. Savage, F. Seifert, P. Wessels, L. Winkelmann, and B. Willke, Opt. Express 20, 10617 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

Reitze, D. H.

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Saraf, S.

Savage, R. L.

Schabel, R.

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Schulz, B.

Seifert, F.

Sinha, S.

Sridharan, A. K.

Veltkamp, C.

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Weber, H.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Wessels, P.

P. Kwee, C. Bogan, K. Danzmann, M. Frede, H. Kim, P. King, J. Pöld, O. Puncken, R. L. Savage, F. Seifert, P. Wessels, L. Winkelmann, and B. Willke, Opt. Express 20, 10617 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Weßels, P.

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

Wilhelm, R.

Willke, B.

P. Kwee, C. Bogan, K. Danzmann, M. Frede, H. Kim, P. King, J. Pöld, O. Puncken, R. L. Savage, F. Seifert, P. Wessels, L. Winkelmann, and B. Willke, Opt. Express 20, 10617 (2012).
[CrossRef]

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, B. Schulz, R. Wilhelm, F. Seifert, P. Kwee, B. Willke, and D. Kracht, Opt. Express 15, 459 (2007).
[CrossRef]

P. Kwee, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 073103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

M. Frede, R. Wilhelm, M. Brendel, C. Fallnich, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, Opt. Express 12, 3581 (2004).
[CrossRef]

Winkelmann, L.

P. Kwee, C. Bogan, K. Danzmann, M. Frede, H. Kim, P. King, J. Pöld, O. Puncken, R. L. Savage, F. Seifert, P. Wessels, L. Winkelmann, and B. Willke, Opt. Express 20, 10617 (2012).
[CrossRef]

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

Wittrock, U.

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

L. Winkelmann, O. Puncken, R. Kluzik, C. Veltkamp, P. Kwee, J. Poeld, C. Bogan, B. Willke, M. Frede, J. Neumann, P. Wessels, and D. Kracht, Appl. Phys. B 102, 529 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Gen. Relativ. Gravit. (1)

N. Mavalvala, D. E. McClelland, G. Mueller, D. H. Reitze, R. Schabel, and B. Willke, Gen. Relativ. Gravit. 43, 569 (2011).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (4)

Opt. Lett. (1)

Opt. Quantum Electron. (1)

Q. Lü, N. Kugler, H. Weber, S. Dong, N. Müller, and U. Wittrock, Opt. Quantum Electron. 28, 57 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

P. Kwee, F. Seifert, B. Willke, and K. Danzmann, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 78, 073103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Other (1)

C. Basu, O. Puncken, L. Winkelmann, P. Weßels, J. Neumann, and D. Kracht, in CLEO/Europe 2011 Conference Digest, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2011), paper CA5_3.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematics of the solid state MOPA.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Schematics of an Nd:YVO4 preamplifier stage.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Schematics of an Nd:YAG amplifier head.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Transverse mode scan of the 177 W output beam. Inset: the beam profile on a CCD camera.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Gain characterization of the amplifier block C (maximum linearly polarized output power and beam quality also shown with corresponding arrows).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Comparison of RINs of the MOPA (black) and that of the free-running aLIGO system (red).

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