Frontiers of Optoelectronics

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 51–56 | Cite as

Slab Yb:YAG pulse amplifier with high amplification gain and signal-to-noise ratio

  • Jun Liu
  • Jianguo Xin
  • Ye Lang
  • Jiabin Chen
Research Article


This study experimentally investigated a Yb: YAG pulse laser amplifier with a high amplification gain and a high signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The highest amplification gain of 172 and highest pulse energy of 131 mJ were obtained with the highest SNR of 24.9 dB from a volume gain of 10 mm × 10 mm × 1 mm. The output beam quality values of M x 2 = 1:91 in the slow axis and M y 2 = 1:58 in the fast axis were also achieved.


laser amplifiers ytterbium lasers diodepumped lasers signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) 


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This work was supported by the National High-Tech R&D Program 863-804 (Nos. 2012AA8042039, 2013AA8042039 and 2014AA8042039).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of OptoelectronicsBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.School of AutomationBeijing Institute of TechnologyBeijingChina

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