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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1994
  • pp: 551–553

Efficient, diode-laser-pumped, diode-laser-seeded, high-peak-power Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier

M. D. Selker, R. S. Afzal, J. L. Dallas, and A. W. Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 551-553 (1994)

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Optical amplification of 11 orders of magnitude in a microlens-collimated, diode-laser-pumped regenerative amplifier has been demonstrated. The amplifier was seeded with 20-ps pulses from an FM mode-locked oscillator and with 0.9-ns pulses from a modulated diode laser. Seed pulses from both sources were amplified to energies exceeding 2.5 mJ. With the thermoelectric coolers and the Pockels cell electronics neglected, the diode-seeded system exhibited an electrical-to-optical efficiency of 2.2%.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 8, 1993
Published: April 15, 1994

M. D. Selker, A. W. Yu, R. S. Afzal, and J. L. Dallas, "Efficient, diode-laser-pumped, diode-laser-seeded, high-peak-power Nd:YLF regenerative amplifier," Opt. Lett. 19, 551-553 (1994)

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