4 April 1997 High-gain double-pass pulsed dye amplifiers for laser guide stars
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Proceedings Volume 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference; (1997) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270175
Event: XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Laser Conference, 1996, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Abstract
The design issues for a scaleable sodium laser guide star are discussed involving cw frequency lock of a dye laser using polarization spectroscopy, pulse multiplexing techniques and high power pulsed dye amplifiers. A numerical model and results from preliminary measurements on a double-pass dye amplifier are presented. The possible integration of an unsaturated, high gain pre-amplifier, and a saturated, low gain power amplifier into a single dye amplifier cell are investigated for pulsed amplification of a cw master oscillator.
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Daniel Kapitan, H. Booth, Graham J. Murray, G. P. Hogan, Colin E. Webb, "High-gain double-pass pulsed dye amplifiers for laser guide stars", Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270175; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.270175
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