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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1988
  • pp: 990–992

Characterization of a high-gain picosecond flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier

Martin D. Dawson, W. Andreas Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, Arthur L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, and R. Aubert  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 990-992 (1988)

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We evaluate the performance of a novel 10-Hz picosecond Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier configured as a self-filtering unstable resonator. Pulse energies of ~60 mJ in ~100 psec at 1.06 μm are achieved using a single 6-mm-diameter Nd:YAG rod, while mode-matching requirements are minimized.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 8, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: August 16, 1988
Published: November 1, 1988

Martin D. Dawson, J. Weston, R. N. Ettelbrick, W. Andreas Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, R. Aubert, and Arthur L. Smirl, "Characterization of a high-gain picosecond flash-lamp-pumped Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 13, 990-992 (1988)

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