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A Terawatt Nd:Glass Active Mirror System
Author(s): T. Kessler; W. Seka; J. Kelly; D. Smith; R. Bahr; W. Lockman; N. Wong; J. Soures
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Paper Abstract

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester has operated a single beam, 351 nm laser irradiation facility for several years.l This facility has been based on the Glass Development Laser (GDL); a Nd:phosphate glass laser system that is capable of generating more than 150 joules in 1 nsec pulses at 1054 nm.2 With an overall frequency tripling efficiency of greater than 50%, this facility has also been capable of generating more than 75 joules in 1 nsec at 351 nm. We now report on the upgraded GDL facility that consists of a frequency tripled, active-mirror boosted GDL laser system which produces in excess of 600 joules in 500 ps and 150 joules in 100 ps for a substantial increase in third harmonic radiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 June 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0622, High Power and Solid State Lasers, (23 June 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.961179
Show Author Affiliations
T. Kessler, University of Rochester (United States)
W. Seka, University of Rochester (United States)
J. Kelly, University of Rochester (United States)
D. Smith, University of Rochester (United States)
R. Bahr, University of Rochester (United States)
W. Lockman, University of Rochester (United States)
N. Wong, University of Rochester (United States)
J. Soures, University of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0622:
High Power and Solid State Lasers
William W. Simmons, Editor(s)

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