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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7717–7725

Picosecond pulse amplification in isotopic CO2 active medium

Mikhail N. Polyanskiy, Igor V. Pogorelsky, and Vitaly Yakimenko  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7717-7725 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.007717


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Abstract

Using a high-pressure carbon-dioxide laser amplifier enriched with the oxygen-18 isotope, we produced a 5-ps, 10-µm pulse of the 1 TW peak power without splitting, which otherwise occurs due to spectral modulation by the rotation structure of the CO2 amplification band.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3470) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, carbon dioxide

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 7, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 8, 2011
Published: April 6, 2011

Citation
Mikhail N. Polyanskiy, Igor V. Pogorelsky, and Vitaly Yakimenko, "Picosecond pulse amplification in isotopic CO2 active medium," Opt. Express 19, 7717-7725 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-8-7717


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