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3 February 2015 Development of large-aperture electro-optical switch for high power laser at CAEP
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Proceedings Volume 9255, XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014; 92550G (2015) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2065224
Event: XX International Symposium on High Power Laser Systems and Applications, 2014, Chengdu, China
Abstract
Large-aperture electro-optical switch based on plasma Pockels cell (PPC) is one of important components for inertial confinement fusion (ICF) laser facility. We have demonstrated a single-pulse driven 4×1 PPC with 400mm×400mm aperture for SGIII laser facility. And four 2×1 PPCs modules with 350mm×350mm aperture have been operated in SGII update laser facility. It is different to the PPC of NIF and LMJ for its simple operation to perform Pockels effect. With optimized operation parameters, the PPCs meet the SGII-U laser requirement of four-pass amplification control. Only driven by one high voltage pulser, the simplified PPC system would be provided with less associated diagnostics, and higher reliability. To farther reduce the insert loss of the PPC, research on the large-aperture PPC based on DKDP crystal driven by one pulse is developed. And several single-pulse driven PPCs with 80mm×80mm DKDP crystal have been manufactured and operated in laser facilities.
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Xiongjun Zhang, Dengsheng Wu, Jun Zhang, Donghui Lin, Jiangang Zheng, and Kuixing Zheng "Development of large-aperture electro-optical switch for high power laser at CAEP", Proc. SPIE 9255, XX International Symposium on High-Power Laser Systems and Applications 2014, 92550G (3 February 2015); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2065224
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