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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2013
  • pp: 7942–7949

Optimal design of ultrahigh-energy laser amplifier chain with high storage energy extraction

Qiang Liu, Hailong Hong, Xing Fu, Zhan Sui, Lei Huang, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 33, pp. 7942-7949 (2013)

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This paper presents the concept of constant-fluence amplification. It refers to the fact that laser fluence anywhere in the amplifier gain medium is identical to the design fluence Edesign, which represents the maximum allowed fluence in consideration of the laser-induced damage threshold (LIDT). Based on this concept, we explore ideal amplifier model (IAM) and near-ideal amplifier chain (NIAC) and propose an optimal NIAC design method and analytically offer an indicator of the extraction efficiency. Finally, the paper discusses the influences of losses on the NIAC’s extraction efficiency.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 24, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 7, 2013
Published: November 13, 2013

Qiang Liu, Hailong Hong, Xing Fu, Zhan Sui, Lei Huang, and Mali Gong, "Optimal design of ultrahigh-energy laser amplifier chain with high storage energy extraction," Appl. Opt. 52, 7942-7949 (2013)

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