Off-axis amplification scheme for short-pulse amplifiers

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Abstract

A novel geometry is presented for transversally pumped, short-pulse dye and discharge-pumped excimer amplifiers. Significant increase of the homogeneity and of the cross-section of the active medium seen by the short pulses is accomplished by proper choice of the incident angle of the beam to be amplified. The proposed scheme makes it possible to substitute the sophisticated wide aperture, homogeneously pumped amplifiers by standard devices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalApplied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
Volume53
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - aug. 1 1991

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