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28 February 2014 Front end for ELI-Beamlines' 100J cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier with temporal pulse shaping capability
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We report on the progress of the front end development for a 100 J, 1030 nm amplifier at ELI-Beamlines and discuss requirements for and features of the front end. A particular emphasis is placed on the use of a fiber-based nanosecond pulse generator to produce arbitrarily shaped, stable pulses. Disadvantages of using such a fiber-based seed, such as a wandering baseline, are discussed and solutions are presented. A home-built RF harmonic synthesizer is shown to be capable of controlled sub-nanosecond shaping of optical pulses.
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Jonathan T. Green, Jack A. Naylon, Tomáš Mazanec, Martin Horáček, Pavel Bakule, and Bedřich Rus "Front end for ELI-Beamlines' 100J cryogenically cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier with temporal pulse shaping capability", Proc. SPIE 8959, Solid State Lasers XXIII: Technology and Devices, 89590X (28 February 2014); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2037755
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