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Ultra-High Brightness Laser Research at LLNL
Author(s): F. G. Patterson; M. D. Perry; E. M. Campbell
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Paper Abstract

New short-pulse laser technology has made possible the production of extremely bright (>1018 W/cm2-sr) laser sources. The use of these new techniques on large scale Nd:glass based laser systems would make it possible to produce 1000 TW (Petawatt) pulses. Such pulses would yield focused intensities exceeding 1021 W/cm2 corresponding to an electric field in excess of 100 e/a02 and an energy density equivalent to that of a 10 keV blackbody. The first step towards the realization of such a source is the development of a compact 10 TW laser. The design of a 10 TW table-top laser and some potential applications are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1040, High Power and Solid State Lasers II, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951187
Show Author Affiliations
F. G. Patterson, University of California (United States)
M. D. Perry, University of California (United States)
E. M. Campbell, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1040:
High Power and Solid State Lasers II
George Dube, Editor(s)

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