Femtosecond pulse generation at 50 W average powers from an Yb:KYW-Yb:YAG planar-waveguide MOPA
1 Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), Institute of Photonics and Quantum Sciences, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK.
2 James Watt Institute for High Value Manufacturing, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS, UK.
An Yb:YAG planar-waveguide power amplifier seeded by an Yb:KYW master oscillator is reported. The system produced 700-fs pulses at 1032 nm at average output powers of 50 W and a frequency of 53 MHz.
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