High Power Laser Science and Engineering, Vol. 8, Issue 2, 02000e20 (2020)
Pushing the boundaries of diode-pumped solid-state lasers for high-energy applications
Saumyabrata Banerjee1,†, Paul Mason1, Jonathan Phillips1, Jodie Smith1, Thomas Butcher1, Jacob Spear1, Mariastefania De Vido1, Gary Quinn2, Danielle Clarke1, Klaus Ertel1, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez1, Chris Edwards1, and John Collier1
- 1Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, DidcotOX11 0QX, UK
- 2Heriot-Watt University, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, EH14 4AS, UK
We report on the successful demonstration of a 150 J nanosecond pulsed cryogenic gas cooled, diode-pumped multi-slab Yb:YAG laser operating at 1 Hz. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest energy ever recorded for a diode-pumped laser system.
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