Abstract

A laser system based on a Nd:glass oscillator followed by a series of Nd:YAG amplifiers is described. The two-beam energy output is 2.2 J in 85 ns at 1.06 μm. The output is efficiently frequency doubled in KD*P to yield 1.04-J, 110-ns, 0.532-μm pulses at a 5-Hz repetition rate.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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