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Title High-efficiency 10 J diode pumped cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier
Abstract performance was characterized over a temperature range from 88 to 175 K. A maximum small-signal single-pass longitudinal gain of 11.0 was measured at 88 K. When amplifying nanosecond pulses, recorded output energies were 10.1 J at 1 Hz in a four-pass extraction geometry and 6.4 J at 10 Hz in a three-pass setup, corresponding to optical to optical conversion efficiencies of 21% and 16%, respectively. To our knowledge, this represents the highest pulse energy so far obtained from a cryo-cooled Yb-laser and the highest efficiency from a multijoule diode pumped solid-state laser system.
Organisation CLF , CLF-LSD , STFC
Keywords Physics , Laser amplifiers , Lasers, solid-state , Lasers, pulsed , Lasers, ytterbium
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Journal Article Opt Lett 37, no. 12 (2012): 2175-2177. doi:10.1364/OL.37.002175 opt_lett_vol37p2175.pdf 2012