14 February 2008 80 W ultrafast CPA-free disk laser
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Proceedings Volume 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices; 68711B (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.760981
Event: Lasers and Applications in Science and Engineering, 2008, San Jose, California, United States
Abstract
We present a CPA-free picosecond laser that will pave the way to cost effective industrial micromachining by operating not only at high pulse energy but also at significantly higher average output power than previously achieved in commercial ultrafast systems. The laser is based on a regenerative amplifier using a state-of-the art thin-disk laser head, and includes an external modulator for user-adjustable pulse energy. 80 W of average power are demonstrated at a repetition rate of 200 kHz and a duration of about 7 ps.
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J. Kleinbauer, D. Eckert, S. Weiler, D. H. Sutter, "80 W ultrafast CPA-free disk laser", Proc. SPIE 6871, Solid State Lasers XVII: Technology and Devices, 68711B (14 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.760981; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.760981
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Optical amplifiers

Ultrafast phenomena

Fiber amplifiers

Pulsed laser operation

Picosecond phenomena

Micromachining

Amplifiers

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