31 March 1995 Layout and performance of the Asterix IV iodine laser at Max-Planck-institut fuer Quantenoptik, Garching
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Proceedings Volume 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium; (1995) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204937
Event: Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, 1994, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Abstract
The single beam Asterix IV high power iodine laser ((lambda) equals 1.32 micrometers ) provides at present a maximum output energy of 2.1 kJ at a pulse length of 5 ns and an output power of 4 TW at 0.3 ns pulses. This laser is designed to deliver pulses with lengths ranging from 0.2 to 5 ns with a maximum power of 5 TW and an energy of up to 2 kJ. Asterix IV has been developed on the 10 years experience with the 1 TW Asterix III laser and with the support of a 1D and a 3D pulse propagation code. Special emphasis has been put on achieving a high overall system efficiency and laser beam intensity profile as homogeneous as possible. In this paper the measures for optimizing the laser performance and the results obtained will be described.
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Guenter Brederlow, Guenter Brederlow, H. Baumhacker, H. Baumhacker, Ernst E. Fill, Ernst E. Fill, Reinhard Volk, Reinhard Volk, Siegbert Witkowski, Siegbert Witkowski, Klaus-Juergen Witte, Klaus-Juergen Witte, "Layout and performance of the Asterix IV iodine laser at Max-Planck-institut fuer Quantenoptik, Garching", Proc. SPIE 2502, Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers: Tenth International Symposium, (31 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204937; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.204937
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