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Asterix IV iodine laser at MPQ, Garching
Author(s): Guenter Brederlow; H. Baumhacker; Ernst E. Fill; Reinhard Volk; Siegbert Witkowski; Klaus-Juergen Witte
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Paper Abstract

The Asterix IV high power iodine laser is designed to deliver in a single beam output pulses with lengths ranges from 0.1 to 4 ns with a maximum power of 5 TW and an energy of up to 2 kJ. This laser has now achieved its projected output energy of 2.0 kJ and an output power of 4 TW. The Asterix laser has been developed on the basis of 10 years of experience with the 1 TW Asterix III laser and with the support of a 1D and a 3D pulse propagation code. Special emphasis has been put on obtaining an optimal overall efficiency of the laser system and a laser beam intensity profile as homogeneous as possible.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 August 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2096, Lasers in Optical Systems and Devices, (10 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.183122
Show Author Affiliations
Guenter Brederlow, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
H. Baumhacker, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Ernst E. Fill, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Reinhard Volk, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Siegbert Witkowski, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Klaus-Juergen Witte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2096:
Lasers in Optical Systems and Devices
Artur A. Mak, Editor(s)

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