Abstract

The concept of a high-power thin-rod Yb:YAG laser amplifier with high-brightness diode pumping was proposed. The principle of the amplifier parameter variation aimed at achieving an efficient signal gain at different power levels was developed. Three versions of thin-rod gain modules were implemented, where small and strong signal gains were studied experimentally. The ultrafast laser system with high average power (28 W) and high pulse energy (2.5 mJ) was created on the basis of the unique thin-rod gain modules.

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