A solid state laser includes an optical resonator cavity and a containment vessel disposed in the optical resonator cavity. The solid state laser also includes a gas-flow system operable to pump solid state nano-structures through the containment vessel and one or more diode pumps optically coupled to the containment vessel.
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 The United States Government has rights in this invention pursuant to Contract No. DE-AC52-07NA27344 between the U.S. Department of Energy and Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC, for the operation of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.