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Review of the multikilohertz performance of the CHIRP laser and components
Author(s): Jim Fieret; J. Michael Green; R. Heath; Michael A. O'Key; Michael R. Osborne; S. J. Osbourn; Arthur F. D. S. Taylor; R. J. Winfield
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Paper Abstract

Within the Eureka EU213 excimer laser program, the Laser Technology Centre at Culham is developing high average power excimer lasers operating at pulse repetition frequencies (PRFs) of greater than 1 kHz. This paper reviews recent high PRF results obtained on the testbed CHIRP I laser in the areas of preionization and pulse power. PRF limiting mechanisms observed in preliminary multikilohertz laser operation are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1503, Excimer Lasers and Applications III, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46915
Show Author Affiliations
Jim Fieret, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
J. Michael Green, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
R. Heath, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
Michael A. O'Key, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
Michael R. Osborne, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
S. J. Osbourn, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
Arthur F. D. S. Taylor, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)
R. J. Winfield, AEA Technology (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1503:
Excimer Lasers and Applications III
Tommaso Letardi; Lucien Diego Laude, Editor(s)

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