16.2-W average power from a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:YAG thin disk laser.

Abstract

We demonstrate a power-scalable concept for high-power all-solid-state femtosecond lasers, based on passive mode locking of Yb:YAG thin disk lasers with semiconductor saturable-absorber mirrors. We obtained 16.2 W of average output power in pulses with 730-fs duration, 0.47-muJ pulse energy, and 560-kW peak power. This is to our knowledge the highest average power reported for a laser oscillator in the subpicosecond regime. Single-pass frequency doubling through a 5-mm-long lithium triborate crystal (LBO) yields 8-W average output power of 515-nm radiation.

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@article{Au2000162WAP, title={16.2-W average power from a diode-pumped femtosecond Yb:YAG thin disk laser.}, author={Juerg Aus der Au and Gabriel Sp{\"{u}hler and Thomas S{\"{u}dmeyer and R{\"{u}diger Paschotta and R{\"{u}diger vom H{\"{o}vel and Manfred Moser and Sarah Erhard and M Karszewski and Adolf Giesen and U Keller}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2000}, volume={25 11}, pages={859-61} }