Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 2, Issue 7, 07399 (2004)
Generation of high energy and good beam quality pulses with a master oscillator power amplifier
Zhigang Li1,2, Z. Xiong2, Nicholas Moore2, Chen Tao2, G. C. Lim2, Weiling Huang1, and Dexiu Huang1
- 1State Key Laboratory of Laser Technology, Huazhong University of Science &
- 2Technology, Wuhan 430074
A high efficiency and high peak power laser system with short-pulse and good beam quality has been demonstrated by using a master oscillator power amplifier with two-pass amplification configuration. The master oscillator, end-pumped with a fiber-coupled laser diode array, provides low power but excellent beam quality pulses, and the amplifier boosts the pulse energy by orders without significant beam quality degradation. Short pulses of 8.5 ns with energy up to 130 mJ and approximatelydiffraction limited beam quality have been demonstrated.
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