Czech Academy of Sciences
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PALS is a member of the LASERLAB-EUROPE consortium, which provides support to researchers in the field of high-power laser science since 2008 within the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission.
The high-power iodine laser PALS is a gas laser producing near-infrared light at the wavelength of 1.315 µm. It is capable of delivering up to 1kJ of energy at the fundamental wavelength. This energy may be split to few auxiliary beams with controlled time shift from the main beam. All beams may be frequency doubled (wavelength 657 nm) or tripled (438 nm). At a pulse of about 350ps, the laser produces power of 3TW. The full energy shot can be fired every 25 minutes. The laser delivers a beam with superior spatial profile quality, and exhibits high stability of the output beam energy over asequence of shots.