Ultrafast thin-disk laser with 80 μJ pulse energy and 242 W of average power.

@article{Saraceno2014UltrafastTL,
  title={Ultrafast thin-disk laser with 80 μJ pulse energy and 242 W of average power.},
  author={Clara Jody Saraceno and Florian Emaury and Cinia Schriber and Martin Hoffmann and Matthias Golling and Thomas S{\"u}dmeyer and Ursula Keller},
  journal={Optics letters},
  year={2014},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={9-12}
}
We present a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror (SESAM) mode-locked thin-disk laser generating 80 μJ of pulse energy without additional amplification. This laser oscillator operates at a repetition rate of 3.03 MHz and delivers up to 242 W of average output power with a pulse duration of 1.07 ps, resulting in an output peak power of 66 MW. In order to minimize the parasitic nonlinearity of the air inside the laser cavity, the oscillator was operated in a vacuum environment. To start and… CONTINUE READING
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