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Transient stimulated Brillouin scattering pulse compression for photoconductive switch activation
Author(s): Mark D. Skeldon; Andrey V. Okishev; Andrei Babushkin; Wolf D. Seka
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Paper Abstract

An optical pulse-shaping system will be implemented on the OMEGA laser that is capable of producing complex optical pulse shapes. The pulse-shaping system relies on photoconductive switches that are activated with a pulse compressed by the stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) process. The SBS activation pulse provides overall system bandwidth and eliminates laser prepulse noise. The SBS process is modeled in detail to understand the performance and limitations of the OMEGA pulse-shaping system. Experimental results and numerical simulations are presented in the SBS pulse-steepening and pulse-compression regimes. Good qualitative agreement is obtained between theory and experiments.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1995
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 2633, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF), (8 December 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.228307
Show Author Affiliations
Mark D. Skeldon, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Andrey V. Okishev, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Andrei Babushkin, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Wolf D. Seka, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

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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