6 July 1989 Ultra-High Brightness Laser Research at LLNL
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Proceedings Volume 1040, High Power and Solid State Lasers II; (1989) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951187
Event: OE/LASE '89, 1989, Los Angeles, CA, United States
New short-pulse laser technology has made possible the production of extremely bright (>1018 W/cm2-sr) laser sources. The use of these new techniques on large scale Nd:glass based laser systems would make it possible to produce 1000 TW (Petawatt) pulses. Such pulses would yield focused intensities exceeding 1021 W/cm2 corresponding to an electric field in excess of 100 e/a02 and an energy density equivalent to that of a 10 keV blackbody. The first step towards the realization of such a source is the development of a compact 10 TW laser. The design of a 10 TW table-top laser and some potential applications are described.
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F. G. Patterson, F. G. Patterson, M. D. Perry, M. D. Perry, E. M. Campbell, E. M. Campbell, "Ultra-High Brightness Laser Research at LLNL", Proc. SPIE 1040, High Power and Solid State Lasers II, (6 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951187; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.951187


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