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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 47, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2008
  • pp: 1968–1972

Quasi-flat-top frequency-doubled Nd:glass laser for pumping of high-power Ti:sapphire amplifiers at a 0.1 Hz repetition rate

Victor Yanovsky, Galina Kalinchenko, Pascal Rousseau, Vladimir Chvykov, Gerard Mourou, and Karl Krushelnick  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 47, Issue 12, pp. 1968-1972 (2008)

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A Nd:glass laser based on a novel design delivers up to 120 J energy pulses with a quasi-flat-top spatial profile at a 0.1 Hz repetition rate. The laser output is frequency-doubled with 50% efficiency and used to pump Ti:sapphire amplifiers. The developed design is perspective for use in the currently contemplated next step in ultra-high-intensity laser development.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium
(140.7010) Lasers and laser optics : Laser trapping

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: March 12, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2008
Published: April 11, 2008

Victor Yanovsky, Galina Kalinchenko, Pascal Rousseau, Vladimir Chvykov, Gerard Mourou, and Karl Krushelnick, "Quasi-flat-top frequency-doubled Nd:glass laser for pumping of high-power Ti:sapphire amplifiers at a 0.1 Hz repetition rate," Appl. Opt. 47, 1968-1972 (2008)

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