28 February 2014 200W output power at 10ps from a scalable Z-slab Nd:YAG laser
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We demonstrate power scaling of an Nd:YAG picosecond master oscillator power amplifier system to over 200 W. The ‘z-slab’ amplifier design is a power scalable, edge-pumped zigzag slab amplifier architecture, and it is demonstrated here in two alternative multi-stage implementations at 1064 nm using a picosecond seed laser. In a simple design, an average power of 225 W was generated with up to 450 μJ pulse energy at 11 ps pulse duration. In a compact multi-pass design, 150 W was generated with M2 < 1.75.
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Young Key Kwon, Young Key Kwon, Simon P. Chard, Simon P. Chard, Nick Hay, Nick Hay, Aleksej M. Rodin, Aleksej M. Rodin, Michael Bass, Michael Bass, Ying Chen, Ying Chen, Hong Shu, Hong Shu, Scott Webster, Scott Webster, } "200W output power at 10ps from a scalable Z-slab Nd:YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 8959, Solid State Lasers XXIII: Technology and Devices, 89590V (28 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2041241; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2041241
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