15 February 2018 Characterization of Bivoj/DiPOLE 100: HiLASE 100-J/10-Hz diode pumped solid state laser
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The HiLASE “Bivoj” laser system developed at CLF Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in collaboration with HiLASE team as DiPOLE100 was relocated to Dolni Brezany near Prague, Czechia at the end of 2015 and fully re-commissioned at the end of 2016. In 2016, the system demonstrated average output power of 1kW generating pulses of 105 J at 10 Hz repetition rate for the first time in the world. Since then the system has been subjected to several testing campaigns in order to determine some of its key characteristics. Beam quality, wavefront quality, pointing stability, energy stability and experience with long term operation of 1 kW laser are presented. In addition, depolarization effects have been detected inside the main amplifier. Details on these results along with numerical simulations are presented.
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Jan Pilar, Mariastefania De Vido, Martin Divoky, Paul Mason, Martin Hanus, Klaus Ertel, Petr Navratil, Thomas Butcher, Ondrej Slezak, Saumyabrata Banerjee, Jonathan Phillips, Jodie Smith, Antonio Lucianetti, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Edwards, John Collier, Tomas Mocek, "Characterization of Bivoj/DiPOLE 100: HiLASE 100-J/10-Hz diode pumped solid state laser", Proc. SPIE 10511, Solid State Lasers XXVII: Technology and Devices, 105110X (15 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2290290; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2290290
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