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High-contrast structure of the ultrashort pulses: a call for standardization of nomenclature and conventions
Author(s): Oleg A. Konoplev
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Paper Abstract

The temporal high-contrast structure of intense, ultrashort optical pulses is important for many laser-matter interactions. I propose to distinguish four different temporal structures of the ultrashort pulses: wings, pedestal, (ASE) background, and replica. I further propose to include this description into specifications of commercial and state-of-the-art scientific high-peak power ultrashort pulse systems and use them homogeneously throughout the literature.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 May 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3934, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers II, (23 May 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.386355
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Oleg A. Konoplev, Y-Beam Technologies Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3934:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers II
Joseph Neev; Murray K. Reed, Editor(s)

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