Applied Physics B

, Volume 98, Issue 2, pp 295–299

23W peak power picosecond pulses from a single-stage all-semiconductor master oscillator power amplifier

  • S. Riecke
  • S. Schwertfeger
  • K. Lauritsen
  • K. Paschke
  • R. Erdmann
  • G. Tränkle
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00340-009-3672-z

Cite this article as:
Riecke, S., Schwertfeger, S., Lauritsen, K. et al. Appl. Phys. B (2010) 98: 295. doi:10.1007/s00340-009-3672-z

Abstract

Using a single-stage all-semiconductor master oscillator-power amplifier, we generate narrow-band laser pulses of 23 W peak power at 1063 nm wavelength. These pulses of 40 ps length FWHM have a variable repetition rate and pulse energies around 2 nJ, which exceeds previous realizations and makes them ideally suited for second harmonic generation. With a spectral filter, an extinction ratio above 36 dB could be achieved at nearly 10 W peak power. We use a novel spectral method to reliably determine pulse energies independently of the background level.

PACS

42.55.Px42.60.Da42.65.De

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© Springer-Verlag 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Riecke
    • 1
  • S. Schwertfeger
    • 2
  • K. Lauritsen
    • 1
  • K. Paschke
    • 2
  • R. Erdmann
    • 1
  • G. Tränkle
    • 2
  1. 1.PicoQuant GmbHBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Ferdinand-Braun-InstituteBerlinGermany