A new geometrical multi-pass design for thin disk lasers allows the amplification of high-energy pulses in a nearly arbitrary number of amplification passes with only 13 optical elements. A pulse energy of 11.6 mJ at a repetition rate of 1 kHz has been demonstrated in 48 amplification passes.
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D. Müller, S. Erhard, O. Ronsin, and A. Giesen, "Thin disk multi-pass amplifier," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, J. Zayhowski, ed., Vol. 83 of OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics (Optical Society of America, 2003), paper 278.
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