alexa 500 kHz OPCPA delivering tunable sub-20 fs pulses with 15 W average power based on an all-ytterbium laser.
Physics

Physics

Journal of Lasers, Optics & Photonics

Author(s): Puppin M, Deng Y, Prochnow O, Ahrens J, Binhammer T,

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Abstract An optical parametric chirped pulse amplifier fully based on Yb lasers at 500 kHz is described. Passive optical-synchronization is achieved between a fiber laser-pumped white-light and a 515 nm pump produced with a 200 W picosecond Yb:YAG InnoSlab amplifier. An output power up to 19.7 W with long-term stability of 0.3\% is demonstrated for wavelength tunable pulses between 680 nm and 900 nm and spectral stability of 0.2\%; 16.5 W can be achieved with a bandwidth supporting 5.4 fs pulses. We demonstrate compression of 30 µJ pulses to sub-20 fs duration with a prism compressor, suitable for high harmonic generation.
This article was published in Opt Express and referenced in Journal of Lasers, Optics & Photonics

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