15 February 2018 kW picosecond thin-disk regenerative amplifier
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TRUMPF Scientific Lasers provides ultrafast laser sources for the scientific community with high pulse energies and high average power. All systems are based on the industrialized TRUMPF thin-disk technology. Regenerative amplifiers systems with multi-millijoule pulses, kilohertz repetition rates and picosecond pulse durations are available. Record values of 220mJ at 1kHz could be demonstrated originally developed for pumping optical parametric amplifiers. The ultimate goal is to combine high energies, <100mJ per pulse, with average powers of several hundred watts to a kilowatt.

Based on a regenerative amplifier containing two Ytterbium doped thin-disks operated at ambient temperature pulses with picosecond duration and more than 100mJ could be generated at a repetition rate of 10kHz reaching 1kW of average output power. This system is designed to operate at different repetition rates from 100kHz down to 5kHz so that even higher pulse energies can be reached. This type of ultrafast sources uncover new application fields in science. Laser based lightning rods, X-ray lasers and Compton backscatter sources are among them.
Conference Presentation
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Knut Michel, Knut Michel, Christoph Wandt, Christoph Wandt, Sandro Klingebiel, Sandro Klingebiel, Marcel Schultze, Marcel Schultze, Stephan Prinz, Stephan Prinz, Catherine Y. Teisset, Catherine Y. Teisset, Sebastian Stark, Sebastian Stark, Christian Grebing, Christian Grebing, Robert Bessing, Robert Bessing, Tobias Herzig, Tobias Herzig, Matthias Häfner, Matthias Häfner, Aleksander Budnicki, Aleksander Budnicki, Dirk Sutter, Dirk Sutter, Thomas Metzger, Thomas Metzger, } "kW picosecond thin-disk regenerative amplifier", Proc. SPIE 10511, Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices, 105110K (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2288226; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2288226

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