Diode-pumped Nd:YAG self-adaptive resonator with a high-gain amplifier operating at 100 Hz

Research paper by R. Soulard, A. Brignon, S. Raby, E. Durand, R. Moncorgé

Indexed on: 11 Oct '11Published on: 11 Oct '11Published in: Applied Physics B


A small gain-length product as high as 5.5 is demonstrated in a diode-pumped core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG amplifier. This module allows one to realize a self-adaptive laser resonator operating at 100 Hz and delivering single longitudinal mode, 20 ns and 100 mJ laser pulses.