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High Power Laser Research And Development At The Laboratory For Laser Energetics
Author(s): J. M. Soures; R. L. McCrory; K. A. Cerqua; R. S. Craxton; R. Hutchison; S. D. Jacobs; T. Kessler; J. Kelly; G. Mourou; W. Seka
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Paper Abstract

As part of its research mission - to investigate the interaction of intense radiation with matter -the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) of the University of Rochester is developing a number of high-peak power and high-average-power laser systems. In this paper we highlight some of the LLE work on solid-state laser research, development and applications. Specifically, we discuss the performance and operating characteristics of Omega, a twenty-four beam, 4,000 Joule, Nd:glass laser system which is frequency tripled using the polarization mismatch scheme. We also discuss progress in efforts to develop high-average-power solid-state laser systems with active-mirror and slab geometries and to implement liquid-crystal devices in high-power Nd:glass lasers. Finally we present results from a program to develop a compact, ultrahigh-peak-power solid-state laser using the concept of frequency chirped pulse amplification.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 January 1987
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0709, Laser Research and Development in the Northeast, (30 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937279
Show Author Affiliations
J. M. Soures, University of Rochester (United States)
R. L. McCrory, University of Rochester (United States)
K. A. Cerqua, University of Rochester (United States)
R. S. Craxton, University of Rochester (United States)
R. Hutchison, University of Rochester (United States)
S. D. Jacobs, University of Rochester (United States)
T. Kessler, University of Rochester (United States)
J. Kelly, University of Rochester (United States)
G. Mourou, University of Rochester (United States)
W. Seka, University of Rochester (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0709:
Laser Research and Development in the Northeast
Evan P. Chicklis; Daniel W. Trainor, Editor(s)

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