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Oscillator of Nd-glass laser facility for in-lab simulation of astrophysical phenomena
Author(s): Vadim Vadimovich Zhmailo; Anton Sergueevich Konkin; Rostislav Alexeevich Orlov; Alexander Evgenievich Lakhtikov; Alexander Petrovich Morovov
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Paper Abstract

The paper describes the oscillator of a compact laser facility designed for investigating the opportunities and methods of in-lab simulation of the radiation and hydrodynamic effects, which occur during Supernova shell dispersion. The oscillator is designed as a neodymium glass laser in the self-mode-locking regime. In order to provide mode locking, it is used a thin layer of the phototropic dye solution 3274γ. Selection from the oscillation train of single laser pulse is performed by the electro-optic Pockels cell with the DKDP crystal and multi-layer dielectric polarizer. The cavity dumping system is controlled by the electronic units. The duration of a single pulse at the oscillator output does not surpass 500 ps, while its energy reaches 1.5 mJ.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5460, Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers, (1 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.545409
Show Author Affiliations
Vadim Vadimovich Zhmailo, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Anton Sergueevich Konkin, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Rostislav Alexeevich Orlov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Alexander Evgenievich Lakhtikov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)
Alexander Petrovich Morovov, Russian Federal Nuclear Ctr. (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5460:
Solid State Lasers and Amplifiers
Alphan Sennaroglu; James G. Fujimoto; Clifford R. Pollock, Editor(s)

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