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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 Perry, M.D. and Corkum, P. (eds.) In OSA Proceedings on Short Wavelength V: Physics with Intense Laser Pulses. Optical Society of America., pp. 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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Published date: 1993


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Author: M.H. Key
Author: J.R.M. Barr
Author: L. Barzanti
Author: Z. Chang
Author: A.R. Damerell
Author: C.N. Danson
Author: C.B. Edwards
Author: J.M. Evans
Author: S. Hancock
Author: D.C. Hanna
Author: C.J. Hooker
Author: J.R. Houliston
Author: M.H.R. Hutchinson
Author: A.K. Kidd
Author: S. Luan
Author: I.P. Mercer
Author: G.H.C. New
Author: P.A. Norreys
Author: K. Osvay
Author: D.A. Pepler
Author: D. Rodkiss
Editor: M.D. Perry
Editor: P. Corkum

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