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Flashlamp Technology For Pulsed Lasers
Author(s): Paul A. Lovoi
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Paper Abstract

Flashlamp design theory has not kept pace with design requirements for short pulse (<10 μs) operation. Recent tests have shed some light on changes that can be made to existing design equations to extend their validity into the short pulse domain but more experiments are needed before these results can be formalized. Present trial and error designs have performed well for some applications and some of the limits of operation have been extended by state-of-the-art advances in materials and design. Even for long pulse operation (50 μs - 3 ms), the design of a flashlamp to meet a specific application has not been straightforward. To a large extent, past experience plus iterative use of computer optimization codes forms the basis for a new lamp design. For short pulse operation even use of computer codes is of limited value.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 1978
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0138, Advances in Laser Technology III: Emphasizing Gaseous Lasers, (17 August 1978); doi: 10.1117/12.956216
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Paul A. Lovoi, ILC Technology, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0138:
Advances in Laser Technology III: Emphasizing Gaseous Lasers
David Finkleman; Joseph Stregack, Editor(s)

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