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.

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1990 (1)

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

1988 (2)

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 13, 309 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1181 (1988).
[CrossRef]

1986 (1)

1980 (1)

W. E. Schmid, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 790 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1979 (1)

1976 (1)

A. C. Walker, A. J. Alcock, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 47, 915 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1975 (1)

E. Panarella, L. L. T. Bradley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 181 (1975).
[CrossRef]

1962 (1)

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Akbari, H.

Alcock, A. J.

A. C. Walker, A. J. Alcock, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 47, 915 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Armstrong, J. A.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Baltay, C.

Bjelkhagen, H.

Bloembergen, N.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Bradley, L. L. T.

E. Panarella, L. L. T. Bradley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 181 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Bregman, M.

Byer, R. L.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Ducuing, J.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Eckardt, R. C.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Fan, Y. X.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Harigal, G.

Harrison, J.

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 13, 309 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1181 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Hawkins, J.

Higgs, M.

Koechner, W.

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1969), p. 363.

Masuda, H.

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Micheals, R.

Moulton, P. F.

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 13, 309 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1181 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nailor, P.

Panarella, E.

E. Panarella, L. L. T. Bradley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 181 (1975).
[CrossRef]

Pershan, P. S.

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Rines, G. A.

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1181 (1988).
[CrossRef]

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, Opt. Lett. 13, 309 (1988).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sandoval, R. P.

Schaffer, A.

Schmid, W. E.

W. E. Schmid, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 790 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Shen, Y. R.

Y. R. Shen, Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1984), pp. 86–88.

Walker, A. C.

A. C. Walker, A. J. Alcock, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 47, 915 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Williams, W.

Appl. Opt. (2)

IEEE J. Quantum Electron. (4)

J. Harrison, G. A. Rines, P. F. Moulton, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 24, 1181 (1988).
[CrossRef]

E. Panarella, L. L. T. Bradley, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-11, 181 (1975).
[CrossRef]

W. E. Schmid, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-16, 790 (1980).
[CrossRef]

R. C. Eckardt, H. Masuda, Y. X. Fan, R. L. Byer, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 26, 922 (1990).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

J. A. Armstrong, N. Bloembergen, J. Ducuing, P. S. Pershan, Phys. Rev. 127, 1918 (1962).
[CrossRef]

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

A. C. Walker, A. J. Alcock, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 47, 915 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Other (2)

W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering (Springer-Verlag, New York, 1969), p. 363.

Y. R. Shen, Nonlinear Optics (Wiley, New York, 1984), pp. 86–88.

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic of the dual-head Nd:glass oscillator.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Schematic of the oscillator/amplifier system. VSF, vacuum spatial filter; BS, 50% beam splitter.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Temporal shape of the pulse as it propagates through the system. Curve (a) is measured after the oscillator, curve (b) after the first amplifier A1, curve (c) after the final amplifiers A2 or A3, and curve (d) after the KD*P crystal (the 0.532-μm pulse).

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Second-harmonic conversion efficiency as a function of fundamental energy and intensity. The open circles represent experimental data, and the solid curve represents a simple calculation of conversion efficiency with pump depletion taken into account.

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