A high-energy, high-average-power zig-zag slab laser is being demonstrated by 800 kW peak pump power from total 8,000 diode bars. The novel multi-pass laser amplifier generates a 20-J pulse energy in10 ns at 10 Hz.
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T. Kawashima, T. Kurita, O. Matsumoto, T. Ikegawa, T. Sekine, M. Miyamoto, K. Iyama, H. Kan, Y. Tsuchiya, R. Yasuhara, N. Miyanaga, M. Nakatsuka, Y. Izawa, and H. Furukawa, "20-J Diode-Pumped Zig-Zag Slab Laser with 2-GW Peak Power and 200-W Average Power," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper TuB44.
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