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Title High-energy, ceramic-disk Yb:LuAG laser amplifier
Abstract We report the first short-pulse amplification results to several hundred millijoule energies in ceramic Yb:LuAG. We have demonstrated ns-pulse output from a diode-pumped Yb:LuAG amplifier at a maximum energy of 580 mJ and a peak optical-to-optical efficiency of 28\&\#x00025; at 550 mJ. In cavity dumped operation of a nanosecond oscillator we obtained 1 mJ at up to 100 Hz repetition rate. A gain bandwidth of 5.4 nm was achieved at room temperature by measuring the small-signal single-pass gain. Furthermore, we compared our results with Yb:YAG within the same amplifier system.
Organisation CLF , CLF-LSD , STFC
Keywords Laser amplifiers , Lasers, ytterbium , Lasers, diode-pumped
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Journal Article Opt Express 20, no. 20 (2012): 21992-22000. doi:10.1364/OE.20.021992 op_ex_vol20_p21992.pdf 2012