Applied Physics B

, Volume 78, Issue 3, pp 287–290

A high-average-power diode-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative laser amplifier for picosecond-pulses

Authors

    • Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik (IOQ)Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • M. Hornung
    • Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik (IOQ)Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • J. Hein
    • Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik (IOQ)Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • G. Paunescu
    • Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik (IOQ)Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • R. Sauerbrey
    • Institut für Optik und Quantenelektronik (IOQ)Friedrich-Schiller-Universität
  • T. Bergmann
    • Bergmann Messgeräte und Entwicklung KG (BME)
  • G. Hollemann
    • JENOPTIK Laser Optik Systeme GmbH (LOS)
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1372-7

Cite this article as:
Siebold, M., Hornung, M., Hein, J. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2004) 78: 287. doi:10.1007/s00340-003-1372-7

Abstract

A 5.3 W average output power at a pulse repetition-rate of 40 kHz was achieved with a diode-end-pumped Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier. In a continuous-wave operation an optical efficiency of 43% was reached. The output pulse duration is 19 ps, if seeded by a 7-ps-oscillator. A maximum pulse repetition-rate of 80 kHz and a maximum pulse energy of 350 μJ were generated by the entire laser system.

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