Frequency chirped short pulse amplification in inhomogeneously broadened XeCl gain media

Fumihiko Kannari, Minoru Obara

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    Abstract

    The application of a frequency chirped pulse amplification sheme for XeCl excimer lasers is theoretically evaluated by solving the Maxwell-Bloch equations [A. Icsevgi and W. E. Lamb, Jr., Phys. Rev. 185, 517 (1969)]. The calculated effective saturation energies for subpicosecond nonchirped laser pulses are much higher than the values that have been obtained experimentally. If this evidence indicates that optical nonlinear effects at high laser intensities are reducing the extraction energy, frequency chirped amplification followed by pulse compression, as demonstrated with solid-state lasers, is also useful with XeCl lasers. This helps to reduce the peak laser intensity and increase the extraction energy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1610-1612
    Number of pages3
    JournalApplied Physics Letters
    Volume54
    Issue number17
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1989 Dec 1

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    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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