• High Power Laser Science and Engineering
  • Vol. 4, Issue 1, 01000e10 (2016)
Sensen Li1, Yulei Wang1, Zhiwei Lu1, Lei Ding1、2, Yi Chen1, Pengyuan Du1, Dexin Ba1, Zhenxing Zheng1, Xin Wang1, Hang Yuan1, Chengyu Zhu1, Weiming He1, Dianyang Lin1, Yongkang Dong1, Dengwang Zhou1, Zhenxu Bai1, Zhaohong Liu1, and Can Cui1
Author Affiliations
  • 1National Key Laboratory of Science and Technology on Tunable Laser, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
  • 2Research Center of Laser Fusion, China Academy of Engineering Physics, Mianyang 621900, China
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    A 100-J-level Nd:glass laser system in nanosecond-scale pulse width has been constructed to perform as a standard source of high-fluence-laser science experiments. The laser system, operating with typical pulse durations of 3–5 ns and beam diameter 60 mm, employs a sequence of successive rod amplifiers to achieve 100-J-level energy at 1053 nm at 3 ns. The frequency conversion can provide energy of 50-J level at 351 nm. In addition to the high stability of the energy output, the most valuable of the laser system is the high spatiotemporal beam quality of the output, which contains the uniform square pulse waveform, the uniform flat-top spatial fluence distribution and the uniform flat-top wavefront.

    1 Introduction

    High-power laser system plays an important role in many fields, such as inertial confinement fusion (ICF)[1], industrial processing, optical information processing, clinical application of laser medicine and scientific research[2, 3]. On large laser systems[414], there is an ongoing effort to continuously improve various aspects of system performance. Some new problems appear in the process of development of the large solid-state laser system, such as laser-induced optics damage[1519], nonlinear effects after long-range transport of the laser[20, 21] and self-focussing in high-energy Nd:glass laser[22]. In order to study these problems, relatively medium-scale solid-state laser systems are needed to set up for physics experiments, which have the similar fluence to the huge laser system, and operate more flexibly with high spatiotemporal beam quality.

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    Sensen Li, Yulei Wang, Zhiwei Lu, Lei Ding, Yi Chen, Pengyuan Du, Dexin Ba, Zhenxing Zheng, Xin Wang, Hang Yuan, Chengyu Zhu, Weiming He, Dianyang Lin, Yongkang Dong, Dengwang Zhou, Zhenxu Bai, Zhaohong Liu, Can Cui. Hundred-Joule-level, nanosecond-pulse Nd:glass laser system with high spatiotemporal beam quality[J]. High Power Laser Science and Engineering, 2016, 4(1): 01000e10
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    Received: Oct. 19, 2015
    Accepted: Dec. 9, 2015
    Published Online: Oct. 25, 2016
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