Abstract

The combination of the extraction during pumping (EDP) amplification scheme and the thin disk (TD) technology has been successfully applied to the Ti:sapphire (Ti:sa) laser medium for the first time, to the best of our knowledge. In a proof-of-principle experiment, we demonstrate high energy broadband amplification in a room temperature water cooled EDP-TD head of stretched femtosecond pulses at a 10 Hz repetition rate, instead of performing a cryogenically cooled traditional multi-pass scheme. Hence, the EDP-TD combination can overcome the limits associated with thermal effects and transverse amplified spontaneous emission, enabling Ti:sa laser systems to have a petawatt peak and hundreds of watts of average power.

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[Crossref]

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[Crossref]

G. A. Mourou, N. J. Fisch, V. M. Malkin, Z. Toroker, E. A. Khazanov, A. M. Sergeev, T. Tajima, and B. Le Garrec, Opt. Commun. 285, 720 (2012).
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www.eli-laser.eu .

V. Chvykov, V. Yanovsky, S.-W. Bahk, G. Kalintchenko, and G. Mourou, in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, OSA Technical Digest CLEO (2003), paper CWA34.

www.mbi-berlin.de/en/research/projects/4.2/HFL .

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic diagram of the experimental setup. The green beams are the pump; the red beams are seed passes. Mirrors P1-1 and P1-2 were used for pump laser 1, mirrors P2-1 and P2-2 were used for pump 2, mirrors P3-1, P3-2, and P3-3 were used for pump 3. The layout of the seed amplification consists of mirrors S1–S5. The incidence angles are exaggerated for clarity.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Oscillogram of the luminescence from the Ti:sa crystal. (a) Parasitic generation after the double pass of pump beams 1 and 3 with total absorbed energy about 3.4 J. (b) The luminescence with three seed passes.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Near field cross section of (a) the typical pump beam and (b) the seed beam after the third pass.

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Temperature distribution through the amplifier crystal after temperature stabilization during pumping by the 4 J per pulse at a 10 Hz repetition rate. The curve shows the temperature distribution of the horizontal mean section of the pumped area (red, solid line) and temperature distribution in the amplifier head (inset).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Temperature growth dynamics of the central point of the Ti:sa crystal.

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Wave front profiles (a) before heating and (b) after temperature stabilization.

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Plots of the steady-state temperature distribution in the central cross section parallel with the flow direction: (a) 3 mm, (b) 2 mm thick crystals, and (c) the entire modeled domain for a 2 mm thick crystal. The flow velocity was set to 5 m/s in both cases. Only half of the real geometry is visualized as a symmetry boundary condition and was used at the center to optimize the computational costs. Temperature values inside the plots are related to the peak temperature.

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