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1 March 2001 High-power XeCl laser system MELS-4k with a 25X25-cm output aperture
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Proceedings Volume 4351, Laser Optics 2000: High-Power Gas Lasers; (2001)
Event: Laser Optics 2000, 2000, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
High power XeCl laser system and experimental results of diffraction limited laser beam amplification are described. Beyond the preamplifier, the 5 cm X 6 cm laser beam contained 50% of the radiation energy in the diffraction core. At the output from the system an irradiation brightness of 2 X 1014 W/cm-2cr-1 was obtained. Minimum divergence near 0.05 mrad of output beam was restricted to turbulence of air and optics elements. A numerical model of the amplification of the radiation, taking onto account the influence of the amplified spontaneous emission, was developed.
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Valery F. Losev, Nikolai G. Ivanov, Yury N. Panchenko, and Arkadi G. Yastremsky "High-power XeCl laser system MELS-4k with a 25X25-cm output aperture", Proc. SPIE 4351, Laser Optics 2000: High-Power Gas Lasers, (1 March 2001);


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