Intra-Burst Pulse Characterization of a High-Power Post-Compressed Yb:YAG Laser at 100 kHz Repetition Rate

Anne Lise Viotti, Skirmantas Alisauskas, Henrik Tunnermann, Esmerando Escoto, Marcus Seidel, Katharina Dudde, Bastian Manschwetus, Ingmar Hartl, Christoph M. Heyl

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High-average power Ytterbium (Yb) laser systems are playing an increasingly important role in ultrafast science e.g. as pump lasers for optical parametric amplifiers or directly as ultrafast sources. The gain bandwidth of Yb limits the pulse duration to a few 100 fs up to about 1 ps. However, many applications, such as attosecond physics or X-ray Free Electron Laser (FEL) science, would greatly benefit from the combination of high average powers with much shorter pulses, achievable via post-compression. Nonlinear pulse post-compression of high-average power Yb lasers employing multi-pass cell (MPC) -based spectral broadening [1], [2] was recently implemented for two burst-mode pump-probe lasers at the FEL facility FLASH in Hamburg [3], [4]. For such lasers, precise characterization and control of intra-burst pulse dynamics is crucial as the post-compression process couples input pulse energy instabilities with important output pulse parameters such as spectrum, pulse length and temporal contrast. Here, we demonstrate 100 kHz intra-burst spectrum, phase and temporal contrast characterization of a Yb:YAG Innoslab burst-mode amplifier post-compressed in a gas-filled MPC. Our measurements reveal a stable broadened spectrum and compressed pulse duration within the flat part of the burst, yielding a relative energy content of about 80% in the main compressed fs pulse (250 fs window versus 4 ps background pedestal).

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikation2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
FörlagIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781665418768
DOI
StatusPublished - 2021 juni
Evenemang2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021 - Munich, Tyskland
Varaktighet: 2021 juni 212021 juni 25

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Namn2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021

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Konferens2021 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and European Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-EQEC 2021
Land/TerritoriumTyskland
OrtMunich
Period2021/06/212021/06/25

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