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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2004
  • pp: 6180–6186

Highly stable, all-solid-state Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier

Andrey V. Okishev and Jonathan D. Zuegel  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 33, pp. 6180-6186 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.43.006180


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Abstract

A diode-pumped Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier (regen) has been developed and is in use in the 60-beam, 30-kJ UV Omega laser system’s driver line. The high stability, the compactness, and the reliability of this all-solid-state modular design are the key features of this concept. Stable, millijoule-level output-pulse energies with an overall gain of 109 have been demonstrated. Excellent long-term output-pulse-energy stability of better than 1% rms fluctuations has been achieved with excellent beam quality (<1% ellipticity).

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

History
Original Manuscript: March 31, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 26, 2004
Published: November 20, 2004

Citation
Andrey V. Okishev and Jonathan D. Zuegel, "Highly stable, all-solid-state Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier," Appl. Opt. 43, 6180-6186 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-43-33-6180


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