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.

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1988 (2)

T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 411 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 57, 355 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (2)

1984 (1)

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 52, 195 (1984).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1982 (1)

W. Sibbett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 348, 15 (1982).

1980 (1)

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Aubert, R.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Bado, P.

Dawson, M. D.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Dlott, D. D.

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 411 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Duling, I. N.

T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Ettlebrick, R. N.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Gabel, C. W.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Gobbi, P. G.

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 57, 355 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. G. Gobbi, S. Morosi, G. C. Reali, A. S. Zarkasi, Appl. Opt. 24, 26 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 52, 195 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Kafka, J. D.

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Lowdermilk, W. H.

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Miers, J. B.

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 411 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Morosi, S.

Mourou, G. A.

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Murray, J. E.

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Norris, T.

Norwood, D. P.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Postlewaite, J. C.

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 411 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Reali, G. C.

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 57, 355 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. G. Gobbi, S. Morosi, G. C. Reali, A. S. Zarkasi, Appl. Opt. 24, 26 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 52, 195 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Reiner, C. C.

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 411 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Schroeder, W. A.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Sibbett, W.

W. Sibbett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 348, 15 (1982).

Siegman, A. E.

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 370.

Sizer, T.

T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

I. N. Duling, T. Norris, T. Sizer, P. Bado, G. A. Mourou, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 616 (1985).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

Smirl, A. L.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

Weston, J.

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

J. Weston, Quantel International, 3150 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95051 (unpublished data).

Zarkasi, A. S.

Appl. Opt. (1)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (3)

T. Sizer, I. N. Duling, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 404 (1988).
[CrossRef]

T. Sizer, J. D. Kafka, I. N. Duling, C. W. Gabel, G. A. Mourou, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-19, 506 (1983).
[CrossRef]

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 411 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

J. E. Murray, W. H. Lowdermilk, J. Appl. Phys. 51, 3548 (1980).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Opt. Commun. (2)

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 57, 355 (1986).
[CrossRef]

P. G. Gobbi, G. C. Reali, Opt. Commun. 52, 195 (1984).
[CrossRef]

Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. (1)

W. Sibbett, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 348, 15 (1982).

Other (3)

A. E. Siegman, Lasers (University Science Books, Mill Valley, Calif., 1986), p. 370.

J. Weston, Quantel International, 3150 Central Expressway, Santa Clara, California 95051 (unpublished data).

M. D. Dawson, W. A. Schroeder, D. P. Norwood, A. L. Smirl, J. Weston, R. N. Ettlebrick, R. Aubert, in Technical Digest of Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1988), p. 432.

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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the Nd:YAG regenerative amplifier. SHG, second-harmonic generator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Spatial beam profiles of the second harmonic of the SFUR output, with energy and amplitude stability (IR STAB.), at various flash-lamp voltages for the fifth round trip rejected. Solid curve, the Gaussian fit.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Synchroscan streak-camera profiles of the second harmonic of (a) seeding pulses from a cw mode-locked Nd:YAG laser and (b) output pulses from the regenerative amplifier.

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