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Improvement of the first kilowatt XeCl laser for different specific applications
Author(s): Bruno Godard; Pierre Murer; Marc X. Stehle; Jean C. Bonnet; Daniel R. Pigache
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Paper Abstract

The first 1 kW laser was achieved by SOPRA in August 1992 with high energy per shot (i.e., 10 J X 100 Hz and 13 J X 80 Hz) in short burst mode (typically 1 sec to 10 sec). After this result the SOPRA team focused its work in two directions: (1) Longer burst (typically 1.5 hour) in order to attend thermal equilibrium of the set-up for lower pulse repetition frequency (PRF); and (2) specific applications beam adapting. However most of the customers' applications at the present time require high energy per pulse at low PRF but keep in mind that the laser will be able to work at higher frequency in the near future. So work has been done on the beam shape quality: it is reproductive. It can be either homogeneous in the near field or, with low divergence for far field. Application surface is much larger than with conventional excimer laser or creates an affect not possible with conventional excimer laser.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 August 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2206, High-Power Gas and Solid State Lasers, (16 August 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184587
Show Author Affiliations
Bruno Godard, SOPRA (France)
Pierre Murer, SOPRA (France)
Marc X. Stehle, SOPRA (France)
Jean C. Bonnet, ONERA (France)
Daniel R. Pigache, ONERA (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2206:
High-Power Gas and Solid State Lasers
Markus Bohrer; Tommaso Letardi; Dieter Schuoecker; Horst Weber, Editor(s)

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