1 May 1993 Partially coherent light sources for ICF experiment
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Proceedings Volume 1870, Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications; (1993) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154482
Event: OE/LASE'93: Optics, Electro-Optics, and Laser Applications in Scienceand Engineering, 1993, Los Angeles, CA, United States
In this paper we report the characteristics of the partially coherent light sources used in the high-power Nd-phosphate glass laser system, Gekko XII. One is an amplified spontaneous emission (ASE) from Nd:glass rod and the other is a spatial mode mixing by an optical multimode fiber of a frequency chirped and pulse compressed laser light. We also introduced the angular dispersion of spectrum (AD) with a large beam divergence which is very effective for the beam smoothing without sacrificing harmonic conversion efficiency. The effect of AD gave an additional spatial and also temporal speckle smoothing at a farfield due to movement of the interference pattern. The measured temporal evolution of the speckle structure showed the rapid smoothing of the speckle with a larger beam divergence. The focused beam patterns at a target surface at Gekko XII were measured at the equivalent target plane by changing the beam divergence. A statistical model is applied for analyzing the speckle pattern in order to treat a beam smoothing effect.
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Masahiro Nakatsuka, Masahiro Nakatsuka, Noriaki Miyanaga, Noriaki Miyanaga, Tadashi Kanabe, Tadashi Kanabe, Hirohiko Nakano, Hirohiko Nakano, Kouji Tsubakimoto, Kouji Tsubakimoto, Sadao Nakai, Sadao Nakai, } "Partially coherent light sources for ICF experiment", Proc. SPIE 1870, Laser Coherence Control: Technology and Applications, (1 May 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.154482; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.154482

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