Status of HiLASE project: High average power pulsed DPSSL systems for research and industry
1 HiLASE Project, Institute of Physics ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
2 ELI Beamlines Project, Institute of Physics ASCR, Prague, Czech Republic
Published online: 15 November 2013
We introduce the Czech national R&D project HiLASE which focuses on strategic development of advanced high-repetition rate, diode pumped solid state laser (DPSSL) systems that may find use in research, high-tech industry and in the future European large-scale facilities such as HiPER and ELI. Within HiLASE we explore two major concepts: thin-disk and cryogenically cooled multislab amplifiers capable of delivering average output powers above 1 kW level in picosecond-to-nanosecond pulsed regime. In particular, we have started a programme of technology development to demonstrate the scalability of multislab concept up to the kJ level at repetition rate of 1–10 Hz.
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