Abstract

We report on the first diode-pumped Yb:CaGdAlO4 regenerative amplifier in the sub-100-fs regime. It generates pulses at a central wavelength of 1047 nm with up to 24 μJ energy (after compression) at a repetition rate of 50 kHz. The measured pulse duration is 97 fs, with a spectral bandwidth of 19 nm. We describe in detail how nonlinear effects are optimally used to compensate gain narrowing in order to overcome the 100 fs barrier.

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Chichkov, B. N.

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Danielius, R.

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DidierJean, J.

Doualan, J.

Doualan, J.-L.

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Goldner, P.

Graf, T.

Greborio, A.

Guandalini, A.

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Jaffrès, A.

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Kulik, A. V.

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Lee, D. S.

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Loiseau, P.

Manek-Hoenninger, I.

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[CrossRef]

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Momma, C.

Moncorgé, R.

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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[CrossRef]

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Ricaud, S.

Rigail, P.

M. Delaigue, I. Manek-Hoenninger, F. Salin, C. Hoenninger, P. Rigail, A. Courjaud, and E. Mottay, Appl. Phys. B 84, 375 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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Salin, F.

M. Delaigue, I. Manek-Hoenninger, F. Salin, C. Hoenninger, P. Rigail, A. Courjaud, and E. Mottay, Appl. Phys. B 84, 375 (2006).
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Sayinc, H.

Su, L.

Sueda, K.

K. Sueda, S. Kawato, and T. Kobayashi, Laser Phys. Lett. 5, 271 (2008).
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Suganuma, A.

Tünnermann, A.

Viana, B.

Vivien, D.

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Weichelt, B.

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Welling, H.

Wentsch, K.

Xu, J.

Yang, J. H.

Yashin, V. E.

Zaouter, Y.

Zhang, G.

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Appl. Phys. B (3)

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[CrossRef]

C. Hönninger, I. Johannsen, M. Moser, G. Zhang, A. Giesen, and U. Keller, Appl. Phys. B 65, 423 (1997).
[CrossRef]

S. Ricaud, P. Georges, P. Camy, J.-L. Doualan, R. Moncorgé, A. Courjaud, E. Mottay, and F. Druon, Appl. Phys. B 106, 823, (2012).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (1)

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Experimental setup and amplified beam profile. M, plane mirror; TFP, thin-film polarizer; PC, Pockels cell; FR, Faraday rotator.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Experimental data and simulation of the spectral bandwidth evolution during amplification. Region 1: amplification dominated by gain narrowing. Region 2: high peak power and negative chirp lead to spectral compression. Region 3: high peak power and positive chirp lead to spectral broadening.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Retrieved spectral and temporal profiles from SHG-FROG measurement (top), and retrieved and measured FROG traces (bottom) at 50 kHz.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Oscillator spectrum (green). Output spectrum in Q-switched regime (dashed blue). Regenerative amplifier output spectrum before (black) and after (red) compressor.

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

(Left) Average output power (red) and pulse energy (black) as a function of repetition rate. (Right) Autocorrelation FWHM as a function of repetition rate.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Autocorrelation (left) and spectrum (right) for different repetition rates: 80 kHz (black), 50 kHz (red), and 25 kHz (blue).

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