MBI Staff Member – Personal info


Project Coordinator 4.1: Implementation of Lasers and Measuring Techniques


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. Generation of thin film microoptics by crossed deposition through wire-grid masks

    U. Griebner, R. Grunwald

    SPIE Proceedings Series 3825 (1999) 136-143
  2. Thermally bonded Yb:YAG planar waveguide laser

    U. Griebner, R. Grunwald, H. Schönnagel

    Optics Communications 164 (1999) 185-190
  3. Laser operation with nearly diffraction limited output from a Yb:YAG multimode channel waveguide

    U. Griebner, H. Schönnagel

    Opt. Lett. 24 (1999) 750-752
  4. Compact diode-pumped microlaser with mode-selective thin film micro-mirrors

    R. Grunwald, U. Griebner, J. Huschke, H. Schönnagel

    in: Advanced Solid State Lasers, M.M. Fejer, H. Injeyan, U. Keller (Eds.),OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series (TOPS) 26 (1999) 208-211
  5. Short-pulse KrF laser with M2 reduction by a super-Gaussian mirror

    R. Grunwald, H.-J. Pätzold, U. Griebner

    SPIE Proceedings Series 3611 (1999) 102-111
  6. Frequency doubling and autocorrelation studies of 20 fs pulses using polycrystalline zinc oxide thin films

    U. Griebner, R. A. Kaindl, T. Elsaesser, W. Seeber

    Applied Physics B 67 (1998) 757-760
  7. Axial beam shaping with nonspherical microoptics

    R. Grunwald, S. Woggon, U. Griebner, R. Ehlert, W. Reinicke

    Japanese Journal of Applied Physics 37 (1998) 3701-3707
  8. Femtosecond self mode-locking of Yb:Fluoride phosphate glass laser

    V. Petrov, U. Griebner, D. Ehrt, W. Seeber

    Opt. Lett. 22 (1997) 408-410
  9. Fiberbündel-Laser hoher Durchschnittsleistung

    U. Griebner

    Dissertation Technische Universität (1997)
  10. Ytterbium doped phosphate laser glasses

    S. Jiang, M.J. Myers, D.L. Rhonehouse, S.J. Hamlin, J.D. Myers, U. Griebner, R. Koch, H. Schönnagel

    SPIE Proceedings 2986 (1997) 10-15