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Numerical Simulation of High-Energy, Ytterbium-Doped Amplifier Tunability
Laser and Plasma Group (GoLP)/Institute for Plasmas and Nuclear Fusion- Associate Laboratory, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon 1049-001, Portugal
WS Energia, Taguspark, Porto Salvo 2740-257, Portugal
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Received: 17 December 2012; in revised form: 30 January 2013 / Accepted: 27 February 2013 / Published: 13 March 2013
Abstract: The study of wavelength tunability for the gain media Yb:CaF2 and Yb:YAG in a regenerative amplifier configuration, was performed by using a simulation code previously benchmarked with real data. The results demonstrate that both materials have potential for amplifying pulses up to the milijoule level for wavelengths around 1048–1049 nm. In light of this, we propose and evaluate their performance as gain media in the pre-amplifier of a hybrid chain operating at 1053 nm.
Keywords: laser amplifiers; simulation; ytterbium lasers; diode-pumped lasers; neodymium lasers
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João, C.P.; Wemans, J.; Figueira, G. Numerical Simulation of High-Energy, Ytterbium-Doped Amplifier Tunability. Appl. Sci. 2013, 3, 288-298.
João CP, Wemans J, Figueira G. Numerical Simulation of High-Energy, Ytterbium-Doped Amplifier Tunability. Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(1):288-298.
João, Celso P.; Wemans, João; Figueira, Gonçalo. 2013. "Numerical Simulation of High-Energy, Ytterbium-Doped Amplifier Tunability." Appl. Sci. 3, no. 1: 288-298.