High-energy, high-average-power laser with Nd:YLF rods corrected by magnetorheological finishing.

Abstract

A high-energy, high-average-power laser system, optimized to efficiently pump a high-performance optical parametric chirped-pulse amplifier at 527 nm, has been demonstrated. The crystal large-aperture ring amplifier employs two flash-lamp-pumped, 25.4-mm-diameter Nd:YLF rods. The transmitted wave front of these rods is corrected by magnetorheological finishing to achieve nearly diffraction-limited output performance with frequency-doubled pulse energies up to 1.8 J at 5 Hz.

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@article{Bagnoud2005HighenergyHL, title={High-energy, high-average-power laser with Nd:YLF rods corrected by magnetorheological finishing.}, author={Vincent Bagnoud and Mark J Guardalben and Jason Puth and Jonathan D. Zuegel and T Aran Mooney and Paul Dumas}, journal={Applied optics}, year={2005}, volume={44 2}, pages={282-8} }