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Design modeling of the 100-J diode-pumped solid state laser for Project Mercury
Author(s): Charles D. Orth; Raymond J. Beach; Camille M. Bibeau; Eric C. Honea; Kenneth S. Jancaitis; Janice K. Lawson; Christopher D. Marshall; Richard A. Sacks; Kathleen I. Schaffers; Jay A. Skidmore; Steven B. Sutton
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Paper Abstract

We present the energy, propagation, and thermal modeling for a diode-pumped solid-state laser called Mercury being designed and built at LLNL using Yb:S-FAP [i.e., Yb3+-doped Sr5(PO4)3F crystals] for the gain medium. This laser is intended to produce 100 J pulses at 1 to 10 ns at 10 Hz with an electrical efficiency of approximately 10%. Our modeling indicates that the laser will be able to meet its performance goals.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 May 1998
PDF: 16 pages
Proc. SPIE 3265, Solid State Lasers VII, (27 May 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.308664
Show Author Affiliations
Charles D. Orth, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Raymond J. Beach, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Camille M. Bibeau, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Eric C. Honea, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kenneth S. Jancaitis, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Janice K. Lawson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Christopher D. Marshall, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Richard A. Sacks, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Kathleen I. Schaffers, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Jay A. Skidmore, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Steven B. Sutton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3265:
Solid State Lasers VII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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