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  • Received: Feb. 12, 2020

    Accepted: Apr. 2, 2020

    Posted: May. 21, 2020

    Published Online: May. 21, 2020

    The Author Email: Saumyabrata Banerjee (saumyabrata.banerjee@stfc.ac.uk)

    DOI: 10.1017/hpl.2020.20

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    Saumyabrata Banerjee, Paul Mason, Jonathan Phillips, Jodie Smith, Thomas Butcher, Jacob Spear, Mariastefania De Vido, Gary Quinn, Danielle Clarke, Klaus Ertel, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Edwards, John Collier. Pushing the boundaries of diode-pumped solid-state lasers for high-energy applications[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2020, 8(2): 02000e20

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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

Author Affiliations

  • 1Central Laser Facility, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, DidcotOX11 0QX, UK
  • 2Heriot-Watt University, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, EH14 4AS, UK

Abstract

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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