Output characteristics of a 400 MW Nd:glass laser system

Bhatnagar, R. ; Gupta, P. D. ; Narayan, B. S. ; Anwar, M. ; Gupta, B. L. ; Bhawalkar, D. D. (1979) Output characteristics of a 400 MW Nd:glass laser system Pramana - Journal of Physics, 12 (3). pp. 263-268. ISSN 0304-4289

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The paper discusses the performance characteristics of a Nd: glass laser system designed for laser produced plasma studies. It consists of a Q-switched oscillator followed by two amplifier stages. The output behaviour of the oscillator, i.e. laser pulse duration, peak power and optimum coupling, has been studied and is in good agreement with theory. Gain characteristics of amplifiers were obtained as a function of various parameters. Energies in excess of 7 J with pulse durations as small as 18 nsec were obtained giving rise to 400 MW peak power.

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Keywords:Q-switching; Pulse Amplification; Gain Saturation; High Power Laser
ID Code:3344
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