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Title DiPOLE: A multi-slab cryogenic diode pumped Yb:YAG amplifier
Abstract The Diode Pumped Optical Laser Experiments (DiPOLE) project at Central Laser Facility (CLF) is aimed at the development of scalable diode pumped, cryogenic gas cooled, multi-slab Yb:YAG amplifiers. Optimized designs for amplifiers capable of generating kJ pulse energies at multi-Hz repetition rate have been finalised and development of a scaled-down 10J, 10Hz prototype is currently underway at the CLF. We report on the recent results obtained on a 4-pass bowtie as well as 6-pass image relaying multi-pass setup for the DiPOLE amplifier. Additionally, Preliminary results for the amplifier performance with uniform doping (3 x 2at%) compared to gradient doping (2 x 1at% + 2 x 2at%) at cryogenic temperatures, confirms the multi-slab gradient doped design adopted for DiPOLE amplifier.
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Paper In Conference Proceedings In SPIE Optics + Optoelectronics, Prague, Czech Republic, Monday 15 April 2013, Proc SPIE 8780 (2013). doi:10.1117/12.2016611 2013