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Characterization and application of a broad bandwidth oscillator for the HELEN laser facility
Author(s): James E. Andrew; R. M. Stevenson; Thomas H. Bett
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Paper Abstract

Preliminary investigations of a potential broad band oscillator for the HELEN laser facility and its proposed upgrade are described. The reasons for the need of broad bandwidth and the choice of commercial technology to achieve it are discussed. The characterization of the device and the diagnostics used for the investigations are described. Small signal amplification of the bandwidth by a glass amplifier was also performed along with investigations of the effect of various bandwidths on the far field beam quality when using random phase plates.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228254
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James E. Andrew, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)
R. M. Stevenson, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)
Thomas H. Bett, Atomic Weapons Establishment (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2633:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF)
Michel Andre; Howard T. Powell, Editor(s)

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