We present a compact diode-end-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier with a FWHM angular bandwidth of 100°. Using a 1.064-µm probe beam, we measured a 2-pass gain of 23 (13.6dB) and a 4-pass gain of 420 (26.2dB). High-gain image amplification with such a laser amplifier is also demonstrated.
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A. Brignon, G. Feugnet, J.-P. Huignard, and J.-P. Pocholle, "Large-field-of-view, high-gain, compact diode-pumped Nd:YAG amplifier," Opt. Lett. 22, 1421-1423 (1997)