Coherent amplifications of short pulse XeCl lasers are theoretically studied using multi-level Maxwell-Bloch equations including real vibrational-rotational structures of a gain spectrum of XeCl. The model can successfully predict coherent effects such as the quantum beat caused by spectrum overlaptions of several vibrational-rotational transitions involved in the short pulse laser spectrum. Saturation of amplified energy caused by formation of a 2 ir-pulse-like pulse. Since a pulse area necessary for the production of a 2irpulse- like pulse which depletes all the upper state populations accessible to the laser spectrum depends on the laser pulse width, an effective saturation energy is a function of the laser pulse width. When absorption in the amplifier media is not negligible to the small-signal gain, an effective ir-pulse-like pulse is generated instead of a 2IT-pulse-like pulse. The laser pulse width is shortened by the TT or 2 IT-pulse-like pulse formation, and even shorter pulses than the linear limitation defined by the gain spectrum width can be generated if the amplified pulse intensity becomes very strong.
|Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
|Published - 1989 5月 31
|Modeling and Simulation of Laser Systems 1989 - Los Angeles, United States
継続期間: 1989 1月 15 → 1989 1月 20
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- コンピュータ サイエンスの応用