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Colloquium: April 29, 2015

Jens Limpert*
High Performance Ultrafast Fiber Laser Systems: Properties, Challenges and Potential
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April 29, 2015 Wednesday 15:40 Mithat Coruh Hall

Host: F. Ö. İlday

ABSTRACT — In recent years intense laser pulses have found applications in various industrial and scientific areas. Significant progress has been made in scaling the energy of the pulses as well as the average power. However, different amplification schemes have been pushed to their specific limits, caused by detrimental nonlinear effects, by damage or by the occurrence of thermo-optical effects. New concepts have to be considered to address these issues and to enable new application fields. In that context, I will review the basics and achievements of coherent combination of amplified femtosecond pulses, a concept which has already out-performed single aperture femtosecond laser systems and which allows for a scaling to unprecedented performance levels, i.e. the combination of highest peak power (Petawatt) and highest average power (Megawatt).

*Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena Germany

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