16 April 2001 Diode-pumped regenerative amplifier delivering 100-mJ single-mode laser pulses
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Proceedings Volume 4267, Solid State Lasers X; (2001) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424596
Event: Photonics West 2001 - LASE, 2001, San Jose, CA, United States
We report on a side pumped Nd:Phosphate laser regenerative ampli er that delivers up to 100 mJ laser pulses in a single TEM mode. The laser beam is mode matched to the ampli cation medium thanks to an intra-cavity fused silica phase plate for mode shaping and a telescope for adjustment of the beam mode to the ampli cation rod section, so that most of the energy stored in the rod is transferred to the laser pulses. As a result of the good overlap and the low losses, an optical to optical conversion eÆciency up to 10 % was measured for a pumping current of 80 A and above 100 mJ output pulses.
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Vincent Bagnoud, Vincent Bagnoud, Jacques Luce, Jacques Luce, Laurent Videau, Laurent Videau, Claude Rouyer, Claude Rouyer, } "Diode-pumped regenerative amplifier delivering 100-mJ single-mode laser pulses", Proc. SPIE 4267, Solid State Lasers X, (16 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424596; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.424596


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