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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2006–2008

Direct measurement of prepulse suppression by use of a plasma shutter

D. M. Gold  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 2006-2008 (1994)

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A direct measurement is presented that quantifies prepulse reduction in an intense, ultrashort pulse on reflection from a high-density plasma created from a SiO2 target at Brewster’s angle. The contrast between the intense ultrashort pulse and prepulse energy was improved by a factor of >625. Pulse-width reduction, spectral broadening, and spatial filtering are also observed in the reflected pulse.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 29, 1994
Published: December 1, 1994

D. M. Gold, "Direct measurement of prepulse suppression by use of a plasma shutter," Opt. Lett. 19, 2006-2008 (1994)

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