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  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 1989
  • pp: 353–355

Multiterawatt subpicosecond KrF laser

A. Endoh, M. Watanabe, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 353-355 (1989)

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A 390-fsec pulse with a peak power of 4 TW has been obtained in KrF, yielding an output energy of 1.5 J from an electron-beam-pumped amplifier with an active cross section of 320 cm2. The amplified spontaneous emission is as low as 1.8% in energy. An initial pulse width of 210 fsec is increased to 390 fsec in the amplifier, mainly as a result of linear dispersion in the thick windows and lenses used throughout the system. Nonlinear absorption and self-phase modulation are not significant in the 2.5-cm-thick CaF2 output window at an intensity of 13 GW/cm2.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 27, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: January 18, 1989
Published: April 1, 1989

A. Endoh, M. Watanabe, N. Sarukura, and S. Watanabe, "Multiterawatt subpicosecond KrF laser," Opt. Lett. 14, 353-355 (1989)

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