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Title: Scaling diode-pumped, high energy picosecond lasers to kilowatt average powers

Abstract

Recent results in the development of diode-driven high energy, high repetition rate, picosecond lasers, including the demonstration of a cryogenic Yb:YAG active mirror amplifier that produces 1.5 J pulses at 500 Hz repetition rate (0.75 kW average power) are reviewed. These pulses are compressed resulting in the generation of $${\sim}5~\text{ps}$$ duration, 1 J pulses with 0.5 kW average power. A full characterization of this high power cryogenic amplifier, including at-wavelength interferometry of the active region under$${>}1~\text{kW}$$average power pump conditions, is presented. An initial demonstration of operation at 1 kW average power (1 J, 1 kHz) is reported.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [1];  [1]
  1. XUV Lasers, Inc., Fort Collins, CO (United States); Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  2. Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
  3. XUV Lasers, Inc., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
XUV Lasers, Inc., Fort Collins, CO (United States); Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1511268
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0011375; SC0016136
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
High Power Laser Science and Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2095-4719
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION

Citation Formats

Reagan, Brendan A., Baumgarten, Cory, Jankowska, Elzbieta, Chi, Han, Bravo, Herman, Dehne, Kristian, Pedicone, Michael, Yin, Liang, Wang, Hanchen, Menoni, Carmen S., and Rocca, Jorge J. Scaling diode-pumped, high energy picosecond lasers to kilowatt average powers. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1017/hpl.2018.3.
Reagan, Brendan A., Baumgarten, Cory, Jankowska, Elzbieta, Chi, Han, Bravo, Herman, Dehne, Kristian, Pedicone, Michael, Yin, Liang, Wang, Hanchen, Menoni, Carmen S., & Rocca, Jorge J. Scaling diode-pumped, high energy picosecond lasers to kilowatt average powers. United States. doi:10.1017/hpl.2018.3.
Reagan, Brendan A., Baumgarten, Cory, Jankowska, Elzbieta, Chi, Han, Bravo, Herman, Dehne, Kristian, Pedicone, Michael, Yin, Liang, Wang, Hanchen, Menoni, Carmen S., and Rocca, Jorge J. Mon . "Scaling diode-pumped, high energy picosecond lasers to kilowatt average powers". United States. doi:10.1017/hpl.2018.3. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1511268.
@article{osti_1511268,
title = {Scaling diode-pumped, high energy picosecond lasers to kilowatt average powers},
author = {Reagan, Brendan A. and Baumgarten, Cory and Jankowska, Elzbieta and Chi, Han and Bravo, Herman and Dehne, Kristian and Pedicone, Michael and Yin, Liang and Wang, Hanchen and Menoni, Carmen S. and Rocca, Jorge J.},
abstractNote = {Recent results in the development of diode-driven high energy, high repetition rate, picosecond lasers, including the demonstration of a cryogenic Yb:YAG active mirror amplifier that produces 1.5 J pulses at 500 Hz repetition rate (0.75 kW average power) are reviewed. These pulses are compressed resulting in the generation of ${\sim}5~\text{ps}$ duration, 1 J pulses with 0.5 kW average power. A full characterization of this high power cryogenic amplifier, including at-wavelength interferometry of the active region under${>}1~\text{kW}$average power pump conditions, is presented. An initial demonstration of operation at 1 kW average power (1 J, 1 kHz) is reported.},
doi = {10.1017/hpl.2018.3},
journal = {High Power Laser Science and Engineering},
issn = {2095-4719},
number = ,
volume = 6,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {3}
}

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