The thin-disk laser team, led by Dr. Martin Smrž, has successfully demonstrated the stable operation of a pulsed 200-W ytterbium thin-disk laser Perla C using the chirped pulse amplification (CPA) technique. Long term power stability of 0.86 % was recorded over a continuous 2.5 h period. One of the key optical component of the laser system is a new compressor based on dielectric gratings as shown here. The laser system is able to produce 1 ps pulses with a beam quality of M2 ≈ 1.4.
We are ready to build such a customized laser for our clients. Future plans include further scaling of the output power of Perla C while keeping good levels of the spatial and temporal beam quality.