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Layout and performance of the Asterix IV iodine laser at Max-Planck-institut fuer Quantenoptik, Garching
Author(s): Guenter Brederlow; H. Baumhacker; Ernst E. Fill; Reinhard Volk; Siegbert Witkowski; Klaus-Juergen Witte
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Paper Abstract

The single beam Asterix IV high power iodine laser ((lambda) equals 1.32 micrometers ) provides at present a maximum output energy of 2.1 kJ at a pulse length of 5 ns and an output power of 4 TW at 0.3 ns pulses. This laser is designed to deliver pulses with lengths ranging from 0.2 to 5 ns with a maximum power of 5 TW and an energy of up to 2 kJ. Asterix IV has been developed on the 10 years experience with the 1 TW Asterix III laser and with the support of a 1D and a 3D pulse propagation code. Special emphasis has been put on achieving a high overall system efficiency and laser beam intensity profile as homogeneous as possible. In this paper the measures for optimizing the laser performance and the results obtained will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1995
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204937
Show Author Affiliations
Guenter Brederlow, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
H. Baumhacker, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Ernst E. Fill, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Reinhard Volk, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Siegbert Witkowski, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
Klaus-Juergen Witte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2502:
Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium
Willy L. Bohn; Helmut Huegel, Editor(s)

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