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High Power Subpicosecond KrF* Laser System
Author(s): I A McIntyre; A P Schwarzenbach; T S Luk; A McPherson; K Boyer; C K Rhodes
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Paper Abstract

A subpicosecond KrF* laser system with a nearly diffration-limited beam and peak power on the order of 50 GW (capable of focusing to > 1017 W/cm') has been developed. The means of producing ultrashort seed pulses for the KrF* amplifier system are described. It is shown that efficient energy extraction is possible on a subpicosecond time scale and that deleterious effects such as optical damage and self-focusing do not limit the scaling of such a device to producing terawatt pulses in the 1 J energy range.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0664, High Intensity Laser Processes, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938703
Show Author Affiliations
I A McIntyre, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
A P Schwarzenbach, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
T S Luk, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
A McPherson, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
K Boyer, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)
C K Rhodes, University of Illinois at Chicago (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0664:
High Intensity Laser Processes
John A. Alcock, Editor(s)

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