8 July 1993 Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques
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Proceedings Volume 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147583
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
A large aperture KrF laser (SPRITE) based on a 27 cm diameter electron beam pumped amplifier has been developed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and is in operation as a user facility. Recent development of this system has concentrated on the demands of short pulse and high brightness and this has led to two parallel program. One concentrates on efficient multiplexed energy extraction in one or more very low divergence beams using the approach known as 'Raman beam combining'. The second is directed to maximizing the brightness of a single amplified pulse by minimizing the pulse duration and using the technique of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) and recompression.
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Ian N. Ross, Gabriel Bialolanker, J. M. Evans, K. E. Hill, Graeme J. Hirst, Chris J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, Michael H. Key, J. M. D. Lister, G. H. C. New, Wilson Sibbett, M. J. Shaw, Sandor Szatmari, D. C. Wilson, "Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques", Proc. SPIE 1860, Short-Pulse High-Intensity Lasers and Applications II, (8 July 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.147583; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.147583
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