31 May 2006 Amplification of a short HF laser pulse by a discharge initiated chain reaction amplifier
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Proceedings Volume 6263, Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers VI; 626301 (2006) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.677385
Event: Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers VI, 2005, Tomsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
We have carried out both numerical and experimental studies of amplification of a short pulse of HF non-chain laser by a chain reaction amplifier. A small aperture laser was used as the master oscillator and a large aperture (100 cm2) one was used as an amplifier. Both lasers were discharge initiated. Output pulse shape and energy have been studied as a function of discharge triggering delay and gas mixture composition. Obtained results show that, in spite of the known differences of both spectral and temporal characteristics of non-chain and chain lasers, it is possible to create a high power HF MOPA system with pulse duration less than 100 ns, technical efficiency above 10% and energy close to the one of the amplifier in free lasing mode.
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A. P. Burtsev, A. P. Burtsev, E. A. Klimuk, E. A. Klimuk, C. A. Kutumov, C. A. Kutumov, V. V. Sudarikov, V. V. Sudarikov, G. A. Troshchinenko, G. A. Troshchinenko, B. S. Alexandrov, B. S. Alexandrov, B. Lacour, B. Lacour, } "Amplification of a short HF laser pulse by a discharge initiated chain reaction amplifier", Proc. SPIE 6263, Atomic and Molecular Pulsed Lasers VI, 626301 (31 May 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.677385; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.677385
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