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Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques
Author(s): Ian N. Ross; Gabriel Bialolanker; J. M. Evans; K. E. Hill; Graeme J. Hirst; Chris J. Hooker; J. R. Houliston; Michael H. Key; J. M. D. Lister; G. H. C. New; Wilson Sibbett; M. J. Shaw; Sandor Szatmari; D. C. Wilson
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Paper Abstract

A large aperture KrF laser (SPRITE) based on a 27 cm diameter electron beam pumped amplifier has been developed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and is in operation as a user facility. Recent development of this system has concentrated on the demands of short pulse and high brightness and this has led to two parallel program. One concentrates on efficient multiplexed energy extraction in one or more very low divergence beams using the approach known as 'Raman beam combining'. The second is directed to maximizing the brightness of a single amplified pulse by minimizing the pulse duration and using the technique of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) and recompression.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 July 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147583
Show Author Affiliations
Ian N. Ross, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Gabriel Bialolanker, Nuclear Research Ctr.-Negev (Israel)
J. M. Evans, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
K. E. Hill, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Graeme J. Hirst, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Chris J. Hooker, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
J. R. Houliston, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Michael H. Key, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United States)
J. M. D. Lister, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
G. H. C. New, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)
Wilson Sibbett, Univ. of St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
M. J. Shaw, Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Sandor Szatmari, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Biophysikalische Chemie (Hungary)
D. C. Wilson, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1860:
Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II
Hector A. Baldis, Editor(s)

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