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Development of LD-pumped 10 J x 10 Hz Nd:glass slab laser
Author(s): Hiroki Matsui; Takeyoshi Egushi; Tadashi Kanabe; Takahisa Jitsuno; Norimitsu Hiura; Hiroyuki Furukawa; Masanobu Yamanaka; Masahiro Nakatsuka; Yasukazu Izawa; Sadao Nakai; Takeshi Kanzaki; Hirofumi Miyajima; Masahiro Miyamoto; Hirofumi Kan
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Paper Abstract

We have proposed and designed a diode-pumped solid-state laser (DPSSL) driver for inertial fusion energy (IFE) which consists of water-cooled zig-zag path Nd:glass slab amplifiers. A driver module has 10 kJ total output energy at 351 nm and operates at 12 Hz with 10.4 percent overall efficiency. The laser driver producing 4 MJ blue output for IFE will consists of 400 modules. To confirm the design, we are developing a small scale DPSSL module of 10J X 10Hz laser output at 1053 nm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 1999
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3492, Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion, (23 July 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.354184
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Hiroki Matsui, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takeyoshi Egushi, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Tadashi Kanabe, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takahisa Jitsuno, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Norimitsu Hiura, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Hiroyuki Furukawa, Institute for Laser Technology (Japan)
Masanobu Yamanaka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Masahiro Nakatsuka, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Yasukazu Izawa, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Sadao Nakai, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
Takeshi Kanzaki, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Hirofumi Miyajima, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Masahiro Miyamoto, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)
Hirofumi Kan, Hamamatsu Photonics K.K. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3492:
Third International Conference on Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion
W. Howard Lowdermilk, Editor(s)

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