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Adaptive Optics Compensation In A Raman Amplifier Configuration
Author(s): D. W. Trainor; J. A. Russell; T. Roberts; W. Nicholson; M. J. Smith; C. Higgs; E. D. Ariel; B. E. Player
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Paper Abstract

The excimer laser - once heralded as the greatest laser invention since the CO2 laser - has had a continuing patnership with the stimulated Raman process since excimers were first made to lase in the mid 70's. These excimers, which operate in the near ultraviolet region, were found to be efficient (12% reported for KrF), volumetrically scalable (output energies of over 5 kJ have been reported) and most amenable to pulsed format (radiative lifetime of a few to 100's of nanoseconds). This means that intense pulses of UV light are reasonably easily generated from even small discharge devices. This makes them ideal pumps for most stimulated Raman processes, which scale on-linearly with pump intensity (W/cm2).

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 1989
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 1031, 7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (20 June 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950564
Show Author Affiliations
D. W. Trainor, Avco Research Lab (United States)
J. A. Russell, Avco Research Lab (United States)
T. Roberts, Avco Research Lab (United States)
W. Nicholson, Avco Research Lab (United States)
M. J. Smith, Avco Research Lab (United States)
C. Higgs, M.I.T. Lincoln Lab (United States)
E. D. Ariel, M.I.T. Lincoln Lab (United States)
B. E. Player, M.I.T. Lincoln Lab (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1031:
7th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers
Dieter Schuoecker, Editor(s)

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