High power OPCPAs above 10 W at short-wave IR wavelengths (SWIR: 1.4 - 3 μm) may be limited because of thermal heat dissipation in the nonlinear crystals. In this work we provide up-to-date measurements of the absorption coefficients of the nonlinear crystals used at these wavelengths and simulations of the thermal effects on critical parameters. In particular, power scaling limits will be discussed.
K. Mecseki, H. T. Olgun, M. Windeler, M. Schulz, R. Riedel, F. Tavella, and M. J. Prandolini, "Investigation of the critical parameters for CEP stabilized high power 1.5µm OPCPA," Proc. SPIE 10082, Solid State Lasers XXVI: Technology and Devices, 100821C (Presented at SPIE LASE: February 01, 2017; Published: 17 February 2017); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2251226.
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