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High-power solid state laser pumped by a 1.3-um laser
Author(s): P. G. Kryukov
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Paper Abstract

It is proposed to use laser crystals Co:MgF2 pumped by laser radiation of 1.3 micrometers wavelength. This crystal is a vibronic laser material having a pump band with a maximum at 1.3 micrometers and a broad gain band covering the wavelength range from 1.5 up to 2.3 micrometers . The inversion lifetime is 1.3 ms at 80 K. So, it is possible to use pumping lasers operated in a free running mode. There are well-developed powerful lasers having 1.3 micrometers wavelength output. These are iodine lasers (photolytic and chemically pumped) which operated at I(2P1/2) - I(2P3/2) transition and neodymium solid state lasers (glass, garnets) which operated at 4F3/2 - 4I13/2 transition of the Nd+3 -ion. They have high output energy and efficiency. A conceptual scheme of the ultrashort pulse laser system of the Petawatt output power level is considered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3047, Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference, (8 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294289
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P. G. Kryukov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3047:
Solid State Lasers for Application to Inertial Confinement Fusion: Second Annual International Conference
Michel L. Andre, Editor(s)

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