MBI Staff Member – Personal info

Position

Project Coordinator 4.1: Implementation of Lasers and Measuring Techniques

Research

Development of advanced ultrashort pulse lasers, amplifiers, and parametric devices operating in the near- and mid-IR wavelength ranges including components and complete systems for direct implementation within other projects at MBI.

An example is the development of novel CPA laser sources emitting around 2 µm wavelength. This laser system operating at kilohertz repetition rate will serve as driver for OPCPA in the mid-IR. Figure (a) shows the simulated bifurcation diagram of a Ho:YLF regenerative amplifier (RA) at a 1 kHz repetition rate and 24 round trips indicating the most interesting operation regimes, i.e., stable double-pulsing (yellow coded bar) and the single-energy regime (green coded bar) beyond the final bifurcation point (BP final). Based on our model the RA is designed for operation in the single-energy regime beyond BPfinal. The measured complete RA bifurcation diagram of the re-designed RA at 1 kHz and 24 round trips is presented in Fig. (b). It agrees well with our numerical simulations [Fig. (a)]. Only the predicted multi-pulsing between 20 and 30 W pump power is less pronounced in the experiment. The highest pulse energy of 12 mJ can be extracted in the stable double-pulsing regime in the upper bifurcation branch (yellow coded bar), however at 0.5 kHz, the half of the repetition rate. BPfinal appears at a pump power of 47 W and denotes the transition to the single-energy regime where any multi-stabilities and chaotic behavior have been overcome. The extracted RA pulse energy of 9.7 mJ is the by far highest reported for 2-µm RAs operating in the single-energy regime. Taking into account the applied pump power of 50 W, the extraction efficiency is as high as 19.5%. Performing the transition from the stable double-pulsing to the single-energy regime, the RA’s pulse-to-pulse stability is further improved with a rms value <0.5%. Figure (c) shows the corresponding pulse stability measurement in the vicinity of BPfinal and beyond in the single-energy regime (green coded bar).

Curriculum vitae

since 1992 Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany, staff scientist and project coordinator.

1993 - 1996 Ph.D. thesis at the Optical Institute, Technical University Berlin, Germany, with Prof. Horst Weber,
Title of thesis: Fiber bundle lasers with high average power,

1989 - 1992 Institute of Nonlinear Optics and Short Pulse Spectroscopy, Berlin, Germany, staff scientist,

1986 - 1989 Institute of Mechanics, Chemnitz, Germany, staff scientist,

1981 - 1986 Diploma degree in Physics; Physics Department, University of Jena, Germany,
Title of thesis: Characterization of lattice distorsions in LiF crystals,

MBI Publications

  1. Nonlinear compression of few-cycle multi-mJ 5 µm pulses in ZnSe around zero-dispersion

    M. Bock, L. von Grafenstein, D. Ueberschaer, G. Steinmeyer, U. Griebner

    Optics Letters 49 (2024) 351-354
  2. Efficient electronic excitation transfer via phonon-assisted dipole-dipole coupling in Fe2+∶Cr2+:ZnSe

    G. Steinmeyer, J. W. Tomm, P. Fuertjes, U. Griebner, S. S. Balabanov, T. Elsaesser

    Physical Review Applied 19 (2023) 054043/1-11
  3. Excitation transfer from Cr2+ to Fe2+ ions in co-doped ZnSe as a pumping scheme for infrared solid-state lasers

    J. W. Tomm, G. Steinmeyer, P. Fuertjes, U. Griebner, T. Elsaesser

    Journal of Electronic Materials 52 (2023) 5166-5171
  4. Continuous-wave and mode-locked operation of an in-band pumped Tm,Ho,Lu:CaGdAlO4 laser

    H. Zeng, W. Xue, R. T. Murray, W. Chen, Z. Pan, L. Wang, C. Cui, P. Loiko, X. Mateos, U. Griebner, V. Petrov

    Applied Sciences 13 (2023) 12927/1-10
  5. Mode-locking of a Tm,Ho:CALYGO laser delivering 50 fs pulses at 2.08 μm

    H. Ding, J. Liu, Y. Wang, N. Zhang, Z. Wang, Y. Zhao, X. Xu, Y. Xue, J. Xu, U. Griebner, V. Petrov

    Optics Letters 48 (2023) 6267-6271
  6. Highly efficient lasing and thermal properties of Tm:Y2O3 and Tm:(Y,Sc)2O3 ceramics

    K. Eremeev, P. Loiko, R. Maksimov, V. Shitov , V. Osipov, D. Vakalov, V. Lapin, P. Camy, W. Chen, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, A. Braud

    Optics Letters 48 (2023) 3901-3904
  7. Spectroscopy and 2.8 µm laser operation of disordered Er:CLNGG crystals

    S. Normani, P. Loiko, Z. Pan, E. Dunina, L. Fomicheva, A. Kornienko, A. Braud, W. Chen, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, P. Camy

    Optics Letters 48 (2023) 2567-2570
  8. Pulse shaping in a midwave-IR OPCPA for multi-μJ few-cycle pulse generation at 12 μm via DFG

    M. Bock, L. von Grafenstein, P. Fuertjes, D. Ueberschaer, M. Duda, O. Novák, N. Abrosimov, U. Griebner

    Optics Express 31 (2023) 14096-14108
  9. 44-fs pulse generation at 2.05 µm from a SESAM mode-locked Tm:GdScO3 laser

    N. Zhang, Q. Song, J. Zhou, J. Liu, S. Liu, H. Zhang, X. Xu, Y. Xue, J. Xu, W. Chen, Y. Zhao, U. Griebner, V. Petrov

    Optics Letters 48 (2023) 510-513
  10. Tm,Ho:Ca(Gd,Lu)AlO4 crystals: Polarized spectroscopy and laser operation

    Z. Pan, P. Loiko, J. M. Serres, H. Yuan, Y. Wang, L. Wang, Y. Zhao, R. M. Solé, M. Aguiló, F. Díaz, P. Camy, W. Chen, U. Griebner, V. Petrov, X. Mateos

    Journal of Luminescence 257 (2023) 119638/1-11