Demonstration of a compact 100 Hz, 0.1 J, diode-pumped picosecond laser
In this work I present an all laser diode pumped chirped pulse amplification laser system that is capable of producing 100 mJ laser pulses at 100 Hz repetition rate with durations of under 5 ps. The primary focus of this work consists of the development of two amplification stages that boost the temporally stretched pulses from a few hundred picoJoules to more than 100 mJ. The first amplifier is a Yb:YAG based regenerative amplifier operated at room temperature, which amplifies the pulses by a factor of about 106. The second stage is a multi-pass, Yb:YAG based amplifier, which is operated at ...
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