Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques

Ian N. Ross, Gabriel Bialolanker, J. Evans, K. E. Hill, Graeme J. Hirst, Chris J. Hooker, J. R. Houliston, Michael H. Key, J. M. Lister, G. H. New, Wilson Sibbett, M. J. Shaw, S. Szatmári, D. Wilson

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Abstract

A large aperture KrF laser (SPRITE) based on a 27 cm diameter electron beam pumped amplifier has been developed at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and is in operation as a user facility. Recent development of this system has concentrated on the demands of short pulse and high brightness and this has led to two parallel program. One concentrates on efficient multiplexed energy extraction in one or more very low divergence beams using the approach known as 'Raman beam combining'. The second is directed to maximizing the brightness of a single amplified pulse by minimizing the pulse duration and using the technique of chirped pulse amplification (CPA) and recompression.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages21-30
Number of pages10
Volume1860
ISBN (Print)081941087X
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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Ultrashort pulses
Amplification
Luminance
brightness
Lasers
pulses
lasers
Electron beams
compressing
divergence
pulse duration
amplifiers
apertures
electron beams
energy

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  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Ross, I. N., Bialolanker, G., Evans, J., Hill, K. E., Hirst, G. J., Hooker, C. J., ... Wilson, D. (1993). Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering (Vol. 1860, pp. 21-30). Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques. / Ross, Ian N.; Bialolanker, Gabriel; Evans, J.; Hill, K. E.; Hirst, Graeme J.; Hooker, Chris J.; Houliston, J. R.; Key, Michael H.; Lister, J. M.; New, G. H.; Sibbett, Wilson; Shaw, M. J.; Szatmári, S.; Wilson, D.

Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1860 Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1993. p. 21-30.

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Ross, IN, Bialolanker, G, Evans, J, Hill, KE, Hirst, GJ, Hooker, CJ, Houliston, JR, Key, MH, Lister, JM, New, GH, Sibbett, W, Shaw, MJ, Szatmári, S & Wilson, D 1993, Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques. in Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. vol. 1860, Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, pp. 21-30.
Ross IN, Bialolanker G, Evans J, Hill KE, Hirst GJ, Hooker CJ et al. Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques. In Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1860. Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers. 1993. p. 21-30
Ross, Ian N. ; Bialolanker, Gabriel ; Evans, J. ; Hill, K. E. ; Hirst, Graeme J. ; Hooker, Chris J. ; Houliston, J. R. ; Key, Michael H. ; Lister, J. M. ; New, G. H. ; Sibbett, Wilson ; Shaw, M. J. ; Szatmári, S. ; Wilson, D. / Development of high-brightness KrF lasers using both Raman and ultrashort-pulse CPA techniques. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 1860 Publ by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers, 1993. pp. 21-30
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