Transient dynamics of multiplexed short-pulse amplification in KrF

F. Kannari, W. D. Kimura

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Time-dependent calculations of multiplexed short-pulse amplification are presented which show that cascaded short pulses in KrF lasers, with an appropriate time interval between the pulses, can extract energy with only a small cost in extraction efficiency as compared to a single long pulse. This dynamic characteristic of KrF* permits the design of a novel, simpler angular multiplexing system. Calculations include nonsaturable and saturable absorption, amplified spontaneous emission effects, and an end mirror for double-pass amplification. The dependence of the extraction efficiency and the energy gain on the time interval and pulse shape are calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1299-1305
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1988 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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