Abstract

The Diode Pumped Optical Laser for Experiments (DiPOLE) project at the Central Laser Facility aims to develop a scalable, efficient high pulse energy diode pumped laser amplifier system based on cryogenic gas cooled, multi-slab ceramic Yb:YAG technology. We present recent results obtained from a scaled down prototype laser system designed for operation at 10 Hz pulse repetition rate. At 140 K, the system generated 10.8 J of energy in a 10 ns pulse at 1029.5 nm when pumped by 48 J of diode energy at 940 nm, corresponding to an optical to optical conversion efficiency of 22.5%. To our knowledge, this represents the highest pulse energy obtained from a cryo cooled Yb laser to date and the highest efficiency achieved by a multi-Joule diode pumped solid state laser system. Additionally, we demonstrated shot-to-shot energy stability of 0.85% rms for the system operated at 7 J, 10 Hz during several runs lasting up to 6 hours, with more than 50 hours in total. We also demonstrated pulse shaping capability and report on beam, wavefront and focal spot quality.

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P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
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[Crossref]

2013 (2)

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

T. Gonçalvès-Novo, D. Albach, B. Vincent, M. Arzakantsyan, and J.-C. Chanteloup, “14 J/2 Hz Yb3+:YAG diode pumped solid state laser chain,” Opt. Express 21(1), 855–866 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

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J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. C. Collier, “Optimising the efficiency of pulsed diode pumped Yb:YAG laser amplifiers for ns pulse generation,” Opt. Express 19(27), 26610–26626 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. D. Mason, K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. J. Phillips, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “Optimised Design for a 1 kJ Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80801X (2011).
[Crossref]

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2008 (1)

2007 (1)

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

2006 (1)

M. Dunne, “A high-power laser fusion facility for Europe,” Nat. Phys. 2(1), 2–5 (2006).
[Crossref]

2005 (1)

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, “Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80–300 K temperature range,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[Crossref]

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P. Peyre and R. Fabbro, “Laser shock processing: a review of the physics and applications,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 1213 (1995).

Aggarwal, R. L.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, “Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80–300 K temperature range,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[Crossref]

Albach, D.

Armstrong, P.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Arzakantsyan, M.

Ault, E.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Banerjee, S.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, M. Loeser, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “High-efficiency 10 J diode pumped cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2175–2177 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. C. Collier, “Optimising the efficiency of pulsed diode pumped Yb:YAG laser amplifiers for ns pulse generation,” Opt. Express 19(27), 26610–26626 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. D. Mason, K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. J. Phillips, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “Optimised Design for a 1 kJ Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80801X (2011).
[Crossref]

Bayramian, A.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Beach, R.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Bibeau, C.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Blake, S.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Blake, S. P.

Butcher, T. J.

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Caird, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Campbell, R.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Chai, B.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Chanteloup, J.-C.

Chekhlov, O.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Collier, J. C.

Collier, J. L.

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, M. Loeser, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “High-efficiency 10 J diode pumped cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2175–2177 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. D. Mason, K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. J. Phillips, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “Optimised Design for a 1 kJ Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80801X (2011).
[Crossref]

Davenne, T.

Dawson, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

De Vido, M.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

Divoky, M.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Dunne, M.

M. Dunne, “A high-power laser fusion facility for Europe,” Nat. Phys. 2(1), 2–5 (2006).
[Crossref]

Ebbers, C.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Erlandson, A.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Ertel, K.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, M. Loeser, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “High-efficiency 10 J diode pumped cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2175–2177 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. C. Collier, “Optimising the efficiency of pulsed diode pumped Yb:YAG laser amplifiers for ns pulse generation,” Opt. Express 19(27), 26610–26626 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. D. Mason, K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. J. Phillips, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “Optimised Design for a 1 kJ Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80801X (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Siebold, M. Loeser, U. Schramm, J. Koerner, M. Wolf, M. Hellwing, J. Hein, and K. Ertel, “High-efficiency, room-temperature nanosecond Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 17(22), 19887–19893 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Fabbro, R.

P. Peyre and R. Fabbro, “Laser shock processing: a review of the physics and applications,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 1213 (1995).

Fan, T. Y.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, “Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80–300 K temperature range,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[Crossref]

Fei, Y.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Fitton, M.

Freitas, B.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Gonçalvès-Novo, T.

Greenhalgh, J. S.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Greenhalgh, R. J. S.

Hambücker, S.

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

Hein, J.

J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

M. Siebold, M. Loeser, U. Schramm, J. Koerner, M. Wolf, M. Hellwing, J. Hein, and K. Ertel, “High-efficiency, room-temperature nanosecond Yb:YAG laser,” Opt. Express 17(22), 19887–19893 (2009).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Hellwing, M.

Hernandez-Gomez, C.

Hill, J.

Holligan, P.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Ikegawa, T.

Izawa, Y.

Kahle, M.

J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

Kaluza, M.

J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

Kan, H.

Kanabe, T.

Kawanaka, J.

Kawashima, T.

Kent, R.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Koerner, J.

Körner, J.

J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

Kurita, T.

Ladran, T.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Liao, Z.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Liebetrau, H.

J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

Lintern, A.

Loeser, M.

Mason, P. D.

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, M. Loeser, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “High-efficiency 10 J diode pumped cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multislab amplifier,” Opt. Lett. 37(12), 2175–2177 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. D. Mason, P. J. Phillips, M. Siebold, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. C. Collier, “Optimising the efficiency of pulsed diode pumped Yb:YAG laser amplifiers for ns pulse generation,” Opt. Express 19(27), 26610–26626 (2011).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. D. Mason, K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. J. Phillips, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “Optimised Design for a 1 kJ Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80801X (2011).
[Crossref]

Matsumoto, O.

Menapace, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Miyamoto, M.

Miyanaga, N.

Molander, B.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Nakatsuka, M.

Ochoa, J. R.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, “Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80–300 K temperature range,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[Crossref]

Payne, S.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Peterson, N.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Peyre, P.

P. Peyre and R. Fabbro, “Laser shock processing: a review of the physics and applications,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 1213 (1995).

Phillips, P. J.

Pilar, J.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Randles, M.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Ripin, D. J.

R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, “Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80–300 K temperature range,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
[Crossref]

Rübenach, O.

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

Schaffers, K.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Schramm, U.

Sekine, T.

Shaikh, W.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Siebold, M.

Sinhoff, V.

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

Smith, J. M.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, M. Fitton, A. Lintern, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, T. Davenne, J. Hill, S. P. Blake, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, R. J. S. Greenhalgh, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “A scalable design for a high energy cryogenic gas cooled diode pumped laser amplifier,” Appl. Opt. 54(13), 4227–4238 (2015).
[Crossref]

Sutton, S.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Tassano, J.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Telford, S.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Tomlinson, S.

P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

Utterback, E.

A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

Vincent, B.

Wessling, C.

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

Wolf, M.

Yasuhara, R.

Yoshida, H.

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A. Bayramian, P. Armstrong, E. Ault, R. Beach, C. Bibeau, J. Caird, R. Campbell, B. Chai, J. Dawson, C. Ebbers, A. Erlandson, Y. Fei, B. Freitas, R. Kent, Z. Liao, T. Ladran, J. Menapace, B. Molander, S. Payne, N. Peterson, M. Randles, K. Schaffers, S. Sutton, J. Tassano, S. Telford, and E. Utterback, “The Mercury project: A high average Power, gas-cooled laser for inertial fusion energy development,” Fusion Sci. Technol. 52, 383–387 (2007).

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R. L. Aggarwal, D. J. Ripin, J. R. Ochoa, and T. Y. Fan, “Measurement of thermo-optic properties of Y3Al5O12, Lu3Al5O12, YAlO3, LiYF4, LiLuF4, BaY2F8, KGd(WO4)2, and KY(WO4)2 laser crystals in the 80–300 K temperature range,” J. Appl. Phys. 98, 103514 (2005).
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M. Dunne, “A high-power laser fusion facility for Europe,” Nat. Phys. 2(1), 2–5 (2006).
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P. Peyre and R. Fabbro, “Laser shock processing: a review of the physics and applications,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 27, 1213 (1995).

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P. D. Mason, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, P. J. Phillips, T. J. Butcher, J. M. Smith, M. De Vido, S. Tomlinson, O. Chekhlov, W. Shaikh, S. Blake, P. Holligan, M. Divoky, J. Pilar, C. Hernandez-Gomez, J. S. Greenhalgh, and J. L. Collier, “DiPOLE100: A 100 J, 10 Hz DPSSL using cryogenic gas cooled Yb:YAG multi-slab amplifier technology,” Proc. SPIE 9513, 951302 (2015).
[Crossref]

J. Körner, J. Hein, M. Kahle, H. Liebetrau, M. Kaluza, M. Siebold, and M. Loeser, “High-efficiency cryogenic-cooled diode-pumped amplifier with relay imaging for nanosecond pulses,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80800D (2011).
[Crossref]

C. Wessling, O. Rübenach, S. Hambücker, V. Sinhoff, S. Banerjee, K. Ertel, and P. D. Mason, “Efficient pumping of inertial fusion energy lasers,” Proc. SPIE 8602, 86020I (2013).
[Crossref]

P. D. Mason, K. Ertel, S. Banerjee, P. J. Phillips, C. Hernandez-Gomez, and J. L. Collier, “Optimised Design for a 1 kJ Diode Pumped Solid State Laser System,” Proc. SPIE 8080, 80801X (2011).
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Figures (8)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Schematic diagram of DiPOLE amplifier. E1, E2: Beam Expanders; VSF#1, VSF#2, VSF#3: Vacuum spatial filters; M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8: monolithic flat mirrors; DM1, DM2: dichroic mirrors; LD-D1, LD-D2: pump sources; MA1, MA2, MA3 and MA4: mirror arrays, also shown are the mirror positions and passes for MA1 and MA4.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Single-pass, thermally-induced transmitted wavefront distortion through the amplifier: 2(a) theoretical prediction; 2(b) measurement with high-OH FS vacuum windows; 2(c) measurement with low-OH vacuum windows.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Dependence of the output energy on the seed input energy for 1 ms pumping at 10 Hz. The dotted line shows the theoretically predicted output of the amplifier.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 DiPOLE laser performance at 10 Hz, 140 K (green curve), also shown is the optical-to-optical efficiency of the system (red curve). The insert shows the theoretical evolution of the output with reference to the number of passes for pump duration of 1.2 ms and seed input of 16 mJ.
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 5(a) Temporal profiles for 10ns operation at different amplification stages, (1) is at the output of the regenerative amplifier, (2) is at the output of the booster amplifier and (3) is at the output of the main amplifier. 5(b) Shows temporal profiles of the amplifier for 2 ns pulse operation at different amplification stages.
Fig. 6
Fig. 6 6(a) shows the far-field profile at 10 Hz, 10.8 J operation and 6(b) is the near-field profile of DiPOLE output at 10 Hz, 10.8 J operation, also shown is the cross-section profile in X-axis and Y-axis.
Fig. 7
Fig. 7 Output energy during long-term operation of laser. Data was collected in runs lasting up to 6 h, vertical lines denote start and finish of individual runs.
Fig. 8
Fig. 8 Beam pointing stability at 10 Hz, 7 J. operation.

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