MULTIPLE-PULSE AMPLIFICATION IN A KRF LASER.

C. J. Hooker, M. J. Shaw, F. Kannari

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Abstract

The KrF laser has a very short storage time, which means that to realize the potential high efficiency, energy must be extracted from the laser continuously. Thus, previous schemes for large KrF laser systems have regarded the laser as a CW device. Recently, it was shown that very short (picosecond) pulses can be amplified to high powers in the KrF laser medium. Preliminary results are presented of experiments carried out to extend these results to high energy, with high system efficiency. This has been done by amplifying a sequence of pulses in a single module. The pulses may be separated in angle (angularly multiplexed) so that they may be recombined simultaneously on target.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnknown Host Publication Title
PublisherOptical Soc of America
Pages202-203
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0936659491
Publication statusPublished - 1987
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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