1 February 1991 Characteristics of amplification of ultrashort laser pulses in excimer media
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Proceedings Volume 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers; (1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25993
Event: Eighth International Symposium on Gas-Flow and Chemical Lasers, 1990, Madrid, Spain
Abstract
Energy extraction in XeCl amplifier is theoretically studied for 0.16- and 3-ps initial laser pulse durations. Since an amplification gain is defined by the degree of matching between a gain spectrum and a propagating laser pulse spectrum, when a laser pulse is amplified by a gain medium with a multilined and inhomogeneously broadened spectrum, the saturation behavior of the amplified energy depends on characteristics of change in the laser spectrum during the amplification. Therefore, a saturation energy cannot be simply defined as a unique value for certain initial laser pulsewidth, and depends on amplification history of the pulse, amplified laser energy level, and initial carrier freqency. When a laser pulse is amplified to extremely high energy level ( > 5 mJ/cm2 ), the laser pulse spectrum, which is filtered by the gain spectrum in small-signal amplification regime, is nonlinearly distorted and tends to shift its peak to the red spectrum side.
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Fumihiko Kannari, Minoru Obara, "Characteristics of amplification of ultrashort laser pulses in excimer media", Proc. SPIE 1397, 8th Intl Symp on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.25993; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.25993
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Pulsed laser operation

Amplifiers

Excimers

Laser energy

Ultrafast phenomena

Picosecond phenomena

Chemical lasers

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