Abstract

A new high-performance Yb:CaAlGdO4 (Yb:CALGO) regenerative amplifier is demonstrated. Pumped by 116 W at 980nm and seeded by means of a 92 fs oscillator, it generates as much as 36 W of average output power with chirped pulses, and 28 W with 217 fs compressed pulses at 500 kHz repetition rate. This corresponds to 56 μJ of pulse energy and 258 MW peak power. The compressed pulses have a time–bandwidth product of 0.69 and could be shortened further with an improved compressor setup.

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Other (4)

J.-C. Diels and W. Rudolph, Ultrashort Laser Pulse Phenomena, 2nd ed., Optics and Photonics Series (Academic, 2006).

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Block diagram of the experimental setup.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Preliminary results of amplification before compression (red dots) and pulse spectrum FWHM (blue diamonds) as a function of the number of round trips for 34.5 W pump power.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Amplified output power before compression, after 50 round trips in the RA, and CW performance.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Retrieved FROG trace (top), retrieved pulse and temporal phase (center), and retrieved spectrum and spectral phase (bottom).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Beam quality measurement.

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