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Intensification of rare gas halide lasers with application to laser fusion
Author(s): R. R. Jacobs; D. Eimerl; J. Goldhar; J. R. Murray; W. R. Rapoport; L. Schlitt; J. C. Swingle
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Paper Abstract

The two techniques of backward-wave Raman pulse compression and pulse stacking are reviewed in the context of using KrF lasers as drivers in inertial confinement fusion. Experimental and theoretical results on Raman pulse compression in methane are presented including data on 70-75% pump energy extraction by the counterpropagating Stokes wave. Results from on-going pulse stacker/Raman compressor experiments are also described, along with future investigations in this general area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 May 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0236, 1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications, (15 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.959031
Show Author Affiliations
R. R. Jacobs, University of California (United States)
D. Eimerl, University of California (United States)
J. Goldhar, University of California (United States)
J. R. Murray, University of California (United States)
W. R. Rapoport, University of California (United States)
L. Schlitt, University of California (United States)
J. C. Swingle, University of California (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0236:
1980 European Conf on Optical Systems and Applications
D. J. Kroon, Editor(s)

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