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Prague asterix laser system (PALS) and its upgrade
Author(s): Karel Rohlena; Bedrich Rus; Libor Juha; Jiri Skala; Bozena Kralikova; Karel Jungwirth; Jiri Ullschmied; Klaus-Juergen Witte; H. Baumhacker
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Paper Abstract

The PALS project is based on iodine photodissociation system ASTERIX transferred from the Max-Planck-Institute fŸr Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany, to a dedicated experimental hall built at the Institute of Plasma Physics of Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. A novel feature of the system is a newly designed twin interaction chamber comprising several technical innovations. As a user facility the system was inaugurated in June 2000 and starting from October it will serve the users coming under the EU 5thFP "Transnational access" scheme. A brief description of planned upgrades of the original system is given. These include (1) implementation of adaptive optics, (2) replacement of the iodine master oscillator by a more flexible solid state oscillator based on fiber optics, and (3) a fs extension of the laser output using the OPCPA method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4184, XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (25 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.414034
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Karel Rohlena, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Bedrich Rus, Institute of Physics (France)
Libor Juha, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Jiri Skala, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Bozena Kralikova, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
Karel Jungwirth, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)
Jiri Ullschmied, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)
Klaus-Juergen Witte, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)
H. Baumhacker, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4184:
XIII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Antonio Lapucci; Marco Ciofini, Editor(s)

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