A laser-diode-pumped high-repetition-rate zigzag slab Nd:YAG oscillator–amplifier system is developed as the pumping source of a high-average-power and terawatt Ti:sapphire chirped pulse amplification laser system. This system can produce a greater than 2-J high-energy fundamental laser pulse at a repetition rate of 100 Hz. The frequency-doubled energy with a diffusion-bonded KTP crystal is 1 J at a repetition rate of 100 Hz.
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(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
Kazuyoku Tei, Masaaki Kato, Fumiaki Matsuoka, Yoshito Niwa, Yoichiro Maruyama, Tohru Matoba, and Takashi Arisawa, "High-Repetition Rate 1-J Green Laser System," Appl. Opt. 38, 4548-4551 (1999)