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1. (WO2018102791) HIGH-POWER MODE-LOCKED LASER SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/102791    International Application No.:    PCT/US2017/064369
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sun Dec 03 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H01S 3/11
H01S 3/16
H01S 3/067
Applicants: NEWPORT CORPORATION
Inventors: SCHAAR, Joseph
CHIEN, Ching-Yuan
BOGGY, Richard
KAFKA, James
DINER, Adi
Title: HIGH-POWER MODE-LOCKED LASER SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE
Abstract:
A high-power ytterbium-doped calcium fluoride laser system is disclosed herein which includes at least one pump source, at least one laser cavity formed by at least one high reflector and at least one output coupler, and at least one ytterbium-doped calcium fluoride optical crystal positioned within the laser cavity in communication with the pump source, the ytterbium-doped calcium fluoride optical crystal configured to output at least one output signal of at least 20 W, having a pulse width of 200 fs or less, and a repetition rate of at least 40 MHz.