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First results on the development of an energetic (sub)nanosecond XeCl laser system
Author(s): Michel E. Gastaud; Philippe Ch. Delaporte; M. Nsangou; Sebastien Bruneau; Marc L. Sentis; Olivier P. Uteza
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Paper Abstract

First steps of development of an energetic (sub)nanosecond XeCl laser source are reported. For that purpose, a non- linear pulse shortening technique based on Stimulated Brillouin Scattering (SBS) is used for the temporal reshaping of an XeCl laser pump pulse. A compression factor of 10 has been demonstrated leading to the generation of a few nanosecond FWHM pulse duration pulses from a 65 mJ - 40 ns (FWHM) XeCl laser source. Further works are planned to improve the energy of the nanosecond Stokes pulse.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4747, International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers IV, (26 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460158
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Michel E. Gastaud, CNRS/Univ. Aix Marseille II (France)
Philippe Ch. Delaporte, CNRS/Univ. Aix Marseille II (France)
M. Nsangou, Univ. de Yaounde I (Cameroon)
Sebastien Bruneau, CNRS/Univ. Aix Marseille II (France)
Marc L. Sentis, CNRS/Univ. Aix Marseille II (France)
Olivier P. Uteza, CNRS/Univ. Aix Marseille II (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4747:
International Conference on Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers IV

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