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1 May 1990 Multiterawatt Nd:glass lasers based on chirped-pulse amplification
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The requirements for the production of high power, subplcosecond laser pulses are reviewed. Use of the chirped-pulse amplification technique makes solid-state materials competitive with dyes and excimers for the production of subplcosecond pulses. In cases where both high power and short pulses are required, solid-state materials are shown to be the material of choice. As an example, the design and performance of a 3.2 Terawatt Nd:Glass laser system based on chirped-pulse amplification is presented.
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Frank G. Patterson, Michael D. Perry, Ray Gonzales, and E. Michael Campbell "Multiterawatt Nd:glass lasers based on chirped-pulse amplification", Proc. SPIE 1229, Femtosecond to Nanosecond High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 May 1990);


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