Pushing the boundaries of diode-pumped solid-state lasers for high-energy applications

Saumyabrata Banerjee*, Paul Mason, Jonathan Phillips, Jodie Smith, Thomas Butcher, Jacob Spear, Mariastefania De Vido, Gary Quinn, Danielle Clarke, Klaus Ertel, Cristina Hernandez-Gomez, Chris Edwards, John Collier

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We report on the successful demonstration of a 150 J nanosecond pulsed cryogenic gas cooled, diode-pumped multi-slab Yb:YAG laser operating at 1 Hz. To the best of our knowledge, this is the highest energy ever recorded for a diode-pumped laser system.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20
JournalHigh Power Laser Science and Engineering
Early online date20 May 2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • cryogenic gas cooling
  • diode-pumped solid-state laser
  • Keywords:
  • multi-slab amplifier
  • Yb:YAG

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering


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