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28 February 2014 Picosecond DPSS laser technology for OPCPA pumping
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We present the design and challenges of a diode-pumped solid-state (DPSS) system to amplify picosecond pulses to high pulse energies and high average powers. We discuss our implemented solutions to mitigate thermal effects and present the obtained performance of the picosecond pulse amplification at the multi-10-MW level. Our here presented picosecond DPSS laser is well suited for pumping an optical parametric chirped-pulse amplification (OPCPA) system. Several laser technologies have been employed to pump OPCPA systems and we show how our DPSS system compares in performance to the other approaches.
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Andreas Vaupel, Nathan Bodnar, Benjamin Webb, Lawrence Shah, and Martin Richardson "Picosecond DPSS laser technology for OPCPA pumping", Proc. SPIE 8959, Solid State Lasers XXIII: Technology and Devices, 895918 (28 February 2014);


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