Applied Physics B

, Volume 75, Issue 4, pp 477–479

100-W average-power, high-energy nanosecond fiber amplifier

  • J. Limpert
  • S. Höfer
  • A. Liem
  • H. Zellmer
  • A. Tünnermann
  • S. Knoke
  • H. Voelckel

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-002-1018-1

Cite this article as:
Limpert, J., Höfer, S., Liem, A. et al. Appl Phys B (2002) 75: 477. doi:10.1007/s00340-002-1018-1

Abstract.

We report on the fiber-based amplification of a Q-switched Nd:YAG thin-disk laser. At repetition rates between 3 and 50 kHz output powers up to 100 W are generated. Pulse energies up to 4 mJ, with diffraction-limited beam quality, are generated in a 30-μm Yb-doped large-mode-area fiber, furthermore pulse energies up to 8 mJ are achieved from a multimode fiber amplifier.

PACS: 42.55.Wd; 42.60.G; 42.65.-k

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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Limpert
    • 1
  • S. Höfer
    • 1
  • A. Liem
    • 1
  • H. Zellmer
    • 1
  • A. Tünnermann
    • 1
  • S. Knoke
    • 2
  • H. Voelckel
    • 2
  1. 1.Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Institut für Angewandte Physik, Max-Wien-Platz 1, 07743 Jena,GermanyDE
  2. 2.JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH, Prüssingstrasse 41, 07745 Jena, GermanyDE