Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier system providing 10 mJ, 32 W, and 50 MW pulses for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping
Abbreviated Journal Title
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B-Opt. Phys.
HZ REPETITION RATE; HIGH-ENERGY; AVERAGE-POWER; REGENERATIVE AMPLIFIER; PEAK POWER; LASER; COMPENSATION; CW; GENERATION; MIRROR; Optics
We present a high-energy, high-average-power picosecond laser system based on a hybrid chain in a master oscillator power amplifier configuration. The chain is seeded by a Ti:sapphire oscillator, followed by a Yb-doped fiber preamplifier, a Nd:YAG-based regenerate amplifier, and a Nd:YVO4-based single-pass amplifier. The final diode-pumped, solid-state amplifier is detailed and produces pulses with more than 10 mJ energy at 32 W average power with 207 ps duration, corresponding to 50 MW peak power. The picosecond pulse output is seeded and optically synchronized with the sub-5-fs oscillator for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping. (C) 2013 Optical Society of America
Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics
"Hybrid master oscillator power amplifier system providing 10 mJ, 32 W, and 50 MW pulses for optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification pumping" (2013). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 4801.