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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 16 — Jun. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3006–3013

Pulse generation and preamplification for long pulse beamlines of Orion laser facility

David I. Hillier, David N. Winter, and Nicholas W. Hopps  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 16, pp. 3006-3013 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.49.003006


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Abstract

We describe the pulse generation, shaping, and preamplification system for the nanosecond beamlines of the Orion laser facility. The system generates shaped laser pulses of up to 1 J of 100 ps 5 ns duration with a programmable temporal profile. The laser has a 30th-power supergaussian spatial profile and is diffraction limited. The system is capable of imposing 2D smoothing by spectral dispersion upon the beam, which will produce a nonuniformity of 10% rms at the target.

OCIS Codes
(030.6140) Coherence and statistical optics : Speckle
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: April 6, 2010
Published: May 24, 2010

Citation
David I. Hillier, David N. Winter, and Nicholas W. Hopps, "Pulse generation and preamplification for long pulse beamlines of Orion laser facility," Appl. Opt. 49, 3006-3013 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-49-16-3006


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