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High-gain double-pass pulsed dye amplifiers for laser guide stars
Author(s): Daniel Kapitan; H. Booth; Graham J. Murray; G. P. Hogan; Colin E. Webb
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Paper Abstract

The design issues for a scaleable sodium laser guide star are discussed involving cw frequency lock of a dye laser using polarization spectroscopy, pulse multiplexing techniques and high power pulsed dye amplifiers. A numerical model and results from preliminary measurements on a double-pass dye amplifier are presented. The possible integration of an unsaturated, high gain pre-amplifier, and a saturated, low gain power amplifier into a single dye amplifier cell are investigated for pulsed amplification of a cw master oscillator.

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Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270175
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel Kapitan, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
H. Booth, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Graham J. Murray, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. P. Hogan, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Colin E. Webb, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3092:
XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Denis R. Hall; Howard J. Baker, Editor(s)

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