1 June 1991 Spatial dynamics of picosecond CO2 laser pulses produced by optical switching in Ge
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Proceedings Volume 1413, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications; (1991) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46132
Event: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Science and Engineering, 1991, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The design, test and optimization of a picosecond CO2 pulse-forming system are presented. The system switches a semiconductor's optical characteristics at 10 micrometers under the control of a synchronized 1.06-micrometers Nd:YAG picosecond laser pulse. An energy-efficient version of such a system using collimated beams is described. A simple, semi-empirical approach is used to simulate the switching process, specifically including the spatial distributions of the laser energy and phase, which are relevant for experiments in laser-driven electron acceleration.
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Igor V. Pogorelsky, Igor V. Pogorelsky, Alan S. Fisher, Alan S. Fisher, James T. Veligdan, James T. Veligdan, P. Russell, P. Russell, } "Spatial dynamics of picosecond CO2 laser pulses produced by optical switching in Ge", Proc. SPIE 1413, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications, (1 June 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46132; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.46132
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