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Opt Lett. 2007 May 15;32(10):1259-61.

111 W, 110 MHz repetition-rate, passively mode-locked TEM00Nd:YVO4 master oscillator power amplifier pumped at 888 nm.

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  • 1Fachbereich Physik, Technische Universit├Ąt Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany.


We report on an 888 nm pumped passively mode-locked TEM(00)Nd:YVO(4) oscillator providing 56 W of average power at a repetition rate of 110 MHz with 33 ps pulse duration, further amplified to 111 W in a 52% optical efficiency single-pass amplifier stage, maintaining beam quality at M(2)=1.05. Frequency doubling in a LiB(3)O(5) crystal generated up to 87 W at 532 nm, while a third harmonic power of 35 W was achieved in a nonoptimized tripling configuration, corresponding to 80% and 33% conversion efficiency.

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