Abstract

We evaluate the performance of a novel 10-Hz picosecond Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier configured as a self-filtering unstable resonator. Pulse energies of ~60 mJ in ~100 psec at 1.06 μm are achieved using a single 6-mm-diameter Nd:YAG rod, while mode-matching requirements are minimized.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

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