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Multiterawatt Nd:glass lasers based on chirped-pulse amplification
Author(s): Frank G. Patterson; Michael D. Perry; Ray Gonzales; E. Michael Campbell
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Paper Abstract

The requirements for the production of high power, subplcosecond laser pulses are reviewed. Use of the chirped-pulse amplification technique makes solid-state materials competitive with dyes and excimers for the production of subplcosecond pulses. In cases where both high power and short pulses are required, solid-state materials are shown to be the material of choice. As an example, the design and performance of a 3.2 Terawatt Nd:Glass laser system based on chirped-pulse amplification is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1990
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 1229, Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.34684
Show Author Affiliations
Frank G. Patterson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael D. Perry, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ray Gonzales, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
E. Michael Campbell, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1229:
Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications
E. Michael Campbell, Editor(s)

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