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Pulse Propagation And Energy Extraction In Short Pulse CO2 Lasers
Author(s): G. T. Schappert
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Paper Abstract

The emphasis in this minicourse will be on the theory and experimental verification of topics in short-pulse propagation in high-pressure, short-pulse CO2 laser amplifiers. We begin by deriving the basic equations of a two-level laser amplifier followed by examining the conditions under which a coherent electric field or incoherent rate equation description applies. Some exact solutions of the two-level system will be discussed. Finally, we discuss the results of this type of modeling applied to our LASL high power, short-pulse CO2 amplifiers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957804
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G. T. Schappert, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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