Generation of ultrabright beams in high energy Nd:glass and KrF laser systems

Key, M.H., Barr, J.R.M., Barzanti, L., Chang, Z., Damerell, A.R., Danson, C.N., Edwards, C.B., Evans, J.M., Hancock, S., Hanna, D.C., Hooker, C.J., Houliston, J.R., Hutchinson, M.H.R., Kidd, A.K., Luan, S., Mercer, I.P., New, G.H.C., Norreys, P.A., Osvay, K., Pepler, D.A. and Rodkiss, D. (1993) Generation of ultrabright beams in high energy Nd:glass and KrF laser systems. In, Perry, M.D. and Corkum, P. (eds.) OSA Proceedings on Short Wavelength V: Physics with Intense Laser Pulses. Washington, US, Optical Society of America, 21-25.


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The development of ultrabright lasers is progressing rapidly particularly in the direction of table-top-terawatt systems operating at high pulse repetition rate with relatively low pulse energy. The highest pulse energies and highest absolute powers are being generated by the adaptation of larger-scale high energy laser systems operating in single pulse mode. The maximum focused intensity from either type of laser is determined by the beam brightness B which can be expressed in units of Watts cm where P is the power, lambda the wavelength and S the Strehl ratio, quantifying the ratio of brightness in a beam with less than diffraction limited quality to that in a diffraction limited beam.

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Subjects: T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
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Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
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