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Picosecond Laser Pulses
Author(s): A. J. DeMaria
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Paper Abstract

During the last few years, a five order of magnitude jump has been made in researchers' ability to generate short light pulses (i.e., from 10-8 sec to 10-13 sec) having peak powers in excess of 106 watts. During this same period, a three order of magnitude jump in our ability to generate high peak powers - (i.e., from 109 w to 1012 w) and to measure (10-10 sec to 10-13 sec) short duration light pulses. This paper will review the techniques utilized to generate and measure these powerful "bullets" of light.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 May 1969
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0020, Developments in Laser Technology I, (17 May 1969); doi: 10.1117/12.946859
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A. J. DeMaria, United Aircraft Research Laboratories (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0020:
Developments in Laser Technology I
Fred M. Emens; Brian Thompson; J. M. Forsyth, Editor(s)

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