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Title: Combination ring cavity and backward Raman waveguide amplifier

Abstract

A combination regenerative ring and backward Raman waveguide amplifier and a combination regenerative ring oscillator and backward Raman waveguide amplifier which produce Raman amplification, pulse compression, and efficient energy extraction from the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal for conversion into a Stokes radiation signal. The ring cavity configuration allows the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal and Stokes signal to copropagate through the Raman waveguide amplifier. The backward Raman waveguide amplifier configuration extracts a major portion of the remaining energy from the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal for conversion to Stokes radiation. Additionally, the backward Raman amplifier configuration produces a Stokes radiation signal which has a high intensity and a short duration. Adjustment of the position of overlap of the Stokes signal and the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal in the backward Raman waveguide amplifiers alters the amount of pulse compression which can be achieved.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (Santa Fe, NM)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM
OSTI Identifier:
864590
Patent Number(s):
US 4389617
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LANL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
combination; cavity; backward; raman; waveguide; amplifier; regenerative; oscillator; produce; amplification; pulse; compression; efficient; energy; extraction; laser; pump; signal; conversion; stokes; radiation; configuration; allows; copropagate; extracts; major; portion; remaining; additionally; produces; intensity; duration; adjustment; position; overlap; amplifiers; alters; amount; achieved; raman waveguide; backward raman; cavity configuration; stokes signal; pulse compression; waveguide amplifier; major portion; laser pump; radiation signal; energy extraction; configuration allows; configuration produces; amplifier configuration; combination regenerative; /359/372/

Citation Formats

Kurnit, Norman A. Combination ring cavity and backward Raman waveguide amplifier. United States: N. p., 1983. Web.
Kurnit, Norman A. Combination ring cavity and backward Raman waveguide amplifier. United States.
Kurnit, Norman A. Sat . "Combination ring cavity and backward Raman waveguide amplifier". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864590.
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abstractNote = {A combination regenerative ring and backward Raman waveguide amplifier and a combination regenerative ring oscillator and backward Raman waveguide amplifier which produce Raman amplification, pulse compression, and efficient energy extraction from the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal for conversion into a Stokes radiation signal. The ring cavity configuration allows the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal and Stokes signal to copropagate through the Raman waveguide amplifier. The backward Raman waveguide amplifier configuration extracts a major portion of the remaining energy from the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal for conversion to Stokes radiation. Additionally, the backward Raman amplifier configuration produces a Stokes radiation signal which has a high intensity and a short duration. Adjustment of the position of overlap of the Stokes signal and the CO.sub.2 laser pump signal in the backward Raman waveguide amplifiers alters the amount of pulse compression which can be achieved.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1983},
month = {1}
}

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