In present CO2 laser systems for fusion research, single-pulse amplification systems are adopted, and the maximum efficiency of these systems is a few percent.1,2 Higher efficiencies ≳10 %, which are required for reactor drivers, could be achieved by adopting a system of multipass amplification in a single-gain media of large volume.

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