For the first time to our knowledge, in a high-energy laser facility with an output energy of 454.37 J, by using a temporal–space-transforming pulse-shaping system with our own design of a knife-edge apparatus, we obtained a quasi-square laser pulse.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 17, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: February 16, 2005
Published: September 1, 2005
Lei Shen, Shaohe Chen, Xiaping Ge, Shizhong Xu, and Dianyuan Fan, "Temporal–space-transforming pulse-shaping system with a knife-edge apparatus for a high-energy laser facility," Appl. Opt. 44, 5311-5314 (2005)