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28 February 2006 Cryogenically cooled Ti:sapphire amplifiers
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Power scaling in laser systems is fundamentally constrained by detrimental effects of absorbed heat in the lasing medium. Cryogenic cooling is a well known technique for improving thermal performance in solid state laser materials. In particular the dramatic improvement in the thermal properties of Ti:sapphire at cryogenic temperatures has enabled a new class of commercial high-average-power femtosecond Ti:sapphire amplifiers. We review recent developments in this technology.
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Alan Fry, Steve Fournier, Jean-Marc Heritier, Rimas Viselga, Steve Edstrom, and John Mackay "Cryogenically cooled Ti:sapphire amplifiers", Proc. SPIE 6100, Solid State Lasers XV: Technology and Devices, 61000L (28 February 2006); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.659291
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