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Brons, Jonathan; Pervak, Vladimir; Bauer, Dominik; Sutter, Dirk; Pronin, Oleg; Krausz, Ferenc (2016): Powerful 100-fs-scale Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillator. In: Optics Letters, Vol. 41, No. 15: pp. 3567-3570
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Abstract

We have recently demonstrated a simple power scaling procedure for Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillators. Here we report on the extension of this scheme to a broadband high-peak-power thin-disk oscillator, delivering 140-fs pulses with a peak and average power of 62 MW and 155 W, respectively. This result shows that reaching the emission bandwidth of the gain material in Kerr-lens mode-locked thin-disk oscillators is feasible without sacrificing output power, efficiency, or stability by relying on high intracavity nonlinearities. (C) 2016 Optical Society of America