10 June 2004 A large-aperture high-energy laser system for optics and optical component testing
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A large aperture, kJ-class, multi-wavelength Nd-glass laser system has been constructed at Lawrence Livermore National Lab which has unique capabilities for studying a wide variety of optical phenomena. The master-oscillator, power-amplifier (MOPA) configuration of this "Optical Sciences Laser" (OSL) produces 1053 nm radiation with shaped pulse lengths which are variable from 0.1 - 100 ns. The output can be frequency doubled or tripled with high conversion efficiency with a resultant 100 cm2 high quality output beam. This facility can accommodate prototype hardware for large-scale inertial confinement fusion lasers allowing for investigation of integrated system issues such as optical lifetime at high fluence, optics contamination, compatibility of non-optical materials, and laser diagnostics.
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Mike C. Nostrand, Timothy L. Weiland, Ronald L. Luthi, James L. Vickers, Walter D. Sell, Joel A. Stanley, John Honig, Jerome Auerbach, Richard P. Hackel, Paul J. Wegner, "A large-aperture high-energy laser system for optics and optical component testing", Proc. SPIE 5273, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2003, (10 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.528327; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.528327

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