11 May 2017 Commissioning of a kW-class nanosecond pulsed DPSSL operating at 105 J, 10 Hz
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In this paper we present details of the commissioning of DiPOLE100, a kW-class nanosecond pulsed diode pumped solid state laser (DPSSL), at the HiLASE Centre at Dolní Břežany in the Czech Republic. The laser system, built at the Central Laser Facility (CLF), was dismantled, packaged, shipped and reassembled at HiLASE over a 12 month period by a collaborative team from the CLF and HiLASE. First operation of the laser at the end of 2016 demonstrated amplification of 10 ns pulses at 10 Hz pulse repetition rate to an energy of 105 J at 1029.5 nm, representing the world’s first kW average power, high-energy, nanosecond pulsed DPSSL. To date DiPOLE100 has been operated for over 2.5 hours at energies in excess of 100 J at 10 Hz, corresponding to nearly 105 shots, and has demonstrated long term energy stability of less than 1% RMS for continuous operation over 1 hour. This confirms the power scalability of multislab cryogenic gas-cooled amplifier technology and demonstrates its potential as a laser driver for next generation scientific, industrial, and medical applications.
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Paul Mason, Paul Mason, Martin Divoký, Martin Divoký, Thomas Butcher, Thomas Butcher, Jan Pilař, Jan Pilař, Klaus Ertel, Klaus Ertel, Martin Hanuš, Martin Hanuš, Mariastefania De Vido, Mariastefania De Vido, Saumyabrata Banerjee, Saumyabrata Banerjee, Jonathan Phillips, Jonathan Phillips, Jodie Smith, Jodie Smith, Ian Hollingham, Ian Hollingham, Mihai-George Muresan, Mihai-George Muresan, Brian Landowski, Brian Landowski, Jorge Suarez-Merchan, Jorge Suarez-Merchan, Adrian Thomas, Adrian Thomas, Mark Dominey, Mark Dominey, Luke Benson, Luke Benson, Andrew Lintern, Andrew Lintern, Billy Costello, Billy Costello, Stephanie Tomlinson, Stephanie Tomlinson, Steve Blake, Steve Blake, Mike Tyldesley, Mike Tyldesley, Antonio Lucianetti, Antonio Lucianetti, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Edwards, Chris Edwards, Tomas Mocek, Tomas Mocek, John Collier, John Collier, } "Commissioning of a kW-class nanosecond pulsed DPSSL operating at 105 J, 10 Hz", Proc. SPIE 10238, High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology III, 102380H (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270399; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2270399

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