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Commissioning of a kW-class nanosecond pulsed DPSSL operating at 105 J, 10 Hz
Author(s): Paul Mason; Martin Divoký; Thomas Butcher; Jan Pilař; Klaus Ertel; Martin Hanuš; Mariastefania De Vido; Saumyabrata Banerjee; Jonathan Phillips; Jodie Smith; Ian Hollingham; Mihai-George Muresan; Brian Landowski; Jorge Suarez-Merchan; Adrian Thomas; Mark Dominey; Luke Benson; Andrew Lintern; Billy Costello; Stephanie Tomlinson; Steve Blake; Mike Tyldesley; Antonio Lucianetti; Cristina Hernandez-Gomez; Chris Edwards; Tomas Mocek; John Collier
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Paper Abstract

In this paper we present details of the commissioning of DiPOLE100, a kW-class nanosecond pulsed diode pumped solid state laser (DPSSL), at the HiLASE Centre at Dolní Břežany in the Czech Republic. The laser system, built at the Central Laser Facility (CLF), was dismantled, packaged, shipped and reassembled at HiLASE over a 12 month period by a collaborative team from the CLF and HiLASE. First operation of the laser at the end of 2016 demonstrated amplification of 10 ns pulses at 10 Hz pulse repetition rate to an energy of 105 J at 1029.5 nm, representing the world’s first kW average power, high-energy, nanosecond pulsed DPSSL. To date DiPOLE100 has been operated for over 2.5 hours at energies in excess of 100 J at 10 Hz, corresponding to nearly 105 shots, and has demonstrated long term energy stability of less than 1% RMS for continuous operation over 1 hour. This confirms the power scalability of multislab cryogenic gas-cooled amplifier technology and demonstrates its potential as a laser driver for next generation scientific, industrial, and medical applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10238, High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology III, 102380H (11 May 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2270399
Show Author Affiliations
Paul Mason, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin Divoký, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Thomas Butcher, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jan Pilař, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Klaus Ertel, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Martin Hanuš, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Mariastefania De Vido, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Saumyabrata Banerjee, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jonathan Phillips, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jodie Smith, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ian Hollingham, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mihai-George Muresan, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Brian Landowski, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Jorge Suarez-Merchan, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Adrian Thomas, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mark Dominey, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Luke Benson, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Andrew Lintern, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Billy Costello, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Stephanie Tomlinson, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Steve Blake, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Mike Tyldesley, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Antonio Lucianetti, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Chris Edwards, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Tomas Mocek, HiLASE Ctr. (Czech Republic)
John Collier, STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10238:
High-Power, High-Energy, and High-Intensity Laser Technology III
Joachim Hein, Editor(s)

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