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Nonlinear optical pulse compression for high-power GaAs photoconductive switching
Author(s): Thibaut T. de Saxce; Pascal Picart
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Paper Abstract

The stimulated Brillouin scattering effects in liquids is used in conjunction with a 10 ns Q- switched Nd:YAG laser to produce optical pulses of subnanosecond rise time. Various optical schemes are described using Brillouin oscillators and Brillouin amplifiers. The compressed optical pulse is intended to activate a GaAs photoconductive switch producing ten's of MW of electrical power with subnanosecond rise time.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1993
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1873, Optically Activated Switching III, (9 June 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.146552
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Thibaut T. de Saxce, Thomson-CSF (France)
Pascal Picart, Thomson-CSF (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1873:
Optically Activated Switching III
R. Aaron Falk, Editor(s)

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