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Modeling of an actively stabilized regenerative amplifier for OMEGA pulse-shaping applications
Author(s): Mark D. Skeldon; Andrei Babushkin; Jonathan D. Zuegel; Robert L. Keck; Andrey V. Okishev; Wolf D. Seka
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Paper Abstract

We have modeled the output of a feedback stabilized regenerative amplifier (regen). We solve the rate equations including upper- and lower-laser-level lifetimes explicitly. The complete regen dynamics including the losses due to the feedback stabilizer are modeled. We provide a prescription for determining the injection-pulse shape required to produce a given output-pulse shape from this region. The model shows excellent agreement to measured regen output. This model of the regen along with our code RAINBOW, completely describes the temporal dynamics of the OMEGA laser system allowing OMEGA users to specify on-target pulse shapes in advance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294295
Show Author Affiliations
Mark D. Skeldon, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Andrei Babushkin, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Jonathan D. Zuegel, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Robert L. Keck, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Andrey V. Okishev, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Wolf D. Seka, Univ. of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3047:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference
Michel L. Andre, Editor(s)

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