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Multi-dimensional interferometric amplification of ultrashort laser pulses

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Project "MIMAS" data sheet

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Organization address
city: JENA
postcode: 7743

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙373˙750 €
 EC max contribution 2˙373˙750 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2014-ADG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2020-08-31


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 Project objective

Ultrafast lasers, which allow the concentration of light in space and time, have been instrumental in revolutionizing industrial production technologies, medical applications and cutting-edge fundamental research. A common demand for many applications is the combination of maximum pulse peak powers with maximum average powers, in extreme cases involving petawatt (PW) peak powers and megawatt (MW) average powers. Additionally, these parameters must be achieved together with an optimum beam quality and high efficiency. The MIMAS project aims to address these demands and enable new realms of performance for ultrafast lasers. The basic idea is spatially and temporally separated amplification of ultrashort laser pulses followed by coherent combination. This overcomes all the scaling limitations known in single-emitter systems. Moreover, the spatially separated amplification will be developed to an integrated and highly compact configuration: an ytterbium-doped multicore fiber. In addition, it is proposed that a sequence of pulses be amplified with an encoded phase pattern, causing a coherent pulse stacking at the system output. The targeted laser pulse parameters are completely beyond the scope of current laser technology and therefore able to revolutionize many applications. The target is to generate a pulse energy of >1J at 10kHz repetition rate, i.e. an average power of >10 kW, with a wall-plug efficiency of >10%. Together with a pulse duration of <200fs, such performance results in a pulse peak power of >5 TW in a scalable architecture. This outstanding performance, which is three orders of magnitude above the capabilities of today’s laser systems, is emitted from only two fibers and features excellent beam quality. I am deeply convinced that such an ultrafast laser source will be the key element in a number of experiments in modern sciences; not only in fundamental physics but also in biology and medicine, it will stimulate seminal discoveries and breakthroughs.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Michael Müller, Marco Kienel, Arno Klenke, Thomas Gottschall, Evgeny Shestaev, Marco Plötner, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann
1 kW 1 mJ eight-channel ultrafast fiber laser
published pages: 3439, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.003439
Optics Letters 41/15 2019-12-12
2017 Michael Müller, Arno Klenke, Thomas Gottschall, Robert Klas, Carolin Rothhardt, Stefan Demmler, Jan Rothhardt, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann
High-average-power femtosecond laser at 258  nm
published pages: 2826, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.002826
Optics Letters 42/14 2019-12-12
2016 Till Walbaum, Matthias Heinzig, Thomas Schreiber, Ramona Eberhardt, Andreas Tünnermann
Monolithic thulium fiber laser with 567  W output power at 1970  nm
published pages: 2632, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.002632
Optics Letters 41/11 2019-12-12
2017 Joachim Buldt, Michael Müller, Robert Klas, Tino Eidam, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann
Temporal contrast enhancement of energetic laser pulses by filtered self-phase-modulation-broadened spectra
published pages: 3761, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.003761
Optics Letters 42/19 2019-12-12
2016 Steffen Hädrich, Marco Kienel, Michael Müller, Arno Klenke, Jan Rothhardt, Robert Klas, Thomas Gottschall, Tino Eidam, András Drozdy, Péter Jójárt, Zoltán Várallyay, Eric Cormier, Károly Osvay, Andreas Tünnermann, Jens Limpert
Energetic sub-2-cycle laser with 216  W average power
published pages: 4332, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.41.004332
Optics Letters 41/18 2019-12-12
2017 Henning Stark, Michael Müller, Marco Kienel, Arno Klenke, Jens Limpert, Andreas Tünnermann
Electro-optically controlled divided-pulse amplification
published pages: 13494, ISSN: 1094-4087, DOI: 10.1364/OE.25.013494
Optics Express 25/12 2019-12-12
2018 A. Klenke, M. Müller, H. Stark, F. Stutzki, C. Hupel, T. Schreiber, A. Tünnermann, J. Limpert
Coherently combined 16-channel multicore fiber laser system
published pages: 1519, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.43.001519
Optics Letters 43/7 2019-12-12
2017 Franz Beier, Marco Plötner, Bettina Sattler, Fabian Stutzki, Till Walbaum, Andreas Liem, Nicoletta Haarlammert, Thomas Schreiber, Ramona Eberhardt, Andreas Tünnermann
Measuring thermal load in fiber amplifiers in the presence of transversal mode instabilities
published pages: 4311, ISSN: 0146-9592, DOI: 10.1364/OL.42.004311
Optics Letters 42/21 2019-12-12

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