Abstract

A Nd:glass laser based on a novel design delivers up to 120J energy pulses with a quasi-flat-top spatial profile at a 0.1Hz repetition rate. The laser output is frequency-doubled with 50% efficiency and used to pump Ti:sapphire amplifiers. The developed design is perspective for use in the currently contemplated next step in ultra-high-intensity laser development.

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