Applied Physics B

, Volume 58, Issue 5, pp 403–407 | Cite as

High-average-power flashlamp-pumped Nd:Glass fiber-bundle laser

  • R. Koch
  • U. Griebner
  • R. Grunwald
Advanced Optically Pumped Solid-State Lasers

Abstract

Flashlamp-pumped high-gain fiber-bundle lasers consisting of multimode phosphate glass fibers have been investigated. By optimizing the fiber number and the outcoupling reflectivity in dependence on the pump conditions, high single-pulse energies in excess of 1 J as well as high-average-power extraction up to 100 W at a pulse repetition frequency of 100 Hz could be obtained from slim fiber-bundle lasers. Fiber numbers in the range of 150–250 and reflectivities between 35% and 50% have been found to provide reliable performance.

PACS

42.55.Wd 42.55.Rz 42.60.By 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Koch
    • 1
  • U. Griebner
    • 1
  • R. Grunwald
    • 2
  1. 1.Max-Born-Institut für Nichtlineare Optik und Kurzzeitspektroskopie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Gesellschaft zur Förderung angewandter OptikOptoelektronik, Quantenelektronik und Spektroskopie e.V.BerlinGermany

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