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`Fail-safe` system for suppressing stimulated Brillouin scattering in large optics on the Nova laser
Author(s): Calvin E. Thompson; Donald F. Browning; Ernesto H. Padilla; Timothy L. Weiland; J. D. Wintemute
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Paper Abstract

We have designed and are testing a `fail safe' system on Nova to suppress stimulated Brillouin scattering (SBS) in large optics at the output of the laser. The system increases the laser bandwidth to prevent SBS and prevents pulses with insufficient bandwidth from being injected into the amplifier chain. It is thus fail safe. The system design and experimental measurements are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1626, Nonlinear Optics III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58100
Show Author Affiliations
Calvin E. Thompson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Donald F. Browning, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Ernesto H. Padilla, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Timothy L. Weiland, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
J. D. Wintemute, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1626:
Nonlinear Optics III
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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