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Title: Thin-Film Polarizers for the OMEGA EP Laser System

Abstract

Thin-film polarizers are essential components of large laser systems such as OMEGA EP and the NIF because of the need to switch the beam out of the primary laser cavity (in conjunction with a plasma-electrode Pockels cell) as well as providing a well-defined linear polarization for frequency conversion and protecting the system from back-reflected light. The design and fabrication of polarizers for pulse-compressed laser systems is especially challenging because of the spectral bandwidth necessary for chirped-pulse amplification.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Laboratory for Laser Energetics, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
876673
Report Number(s):
DOE/SF/19460-655
1616; 2005-78; TRN: US0703398
DOE Contract Number:
FC52-92SF19460
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: in Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, edited by G. J. Exarhos, A. H. Guenther, K. L. Lewis, D. Ristau, M. J. Soileau, and C. J. Stolz (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2005); Journal Volume: 5991; Conference: Boulder Damage Symposium XXXVII, Boulder, CO, 19-21 September 2005
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; OMEGA FACILITY; LASERS; AMPLIFICATION; DESIGN; POLARIZATION; thin-film; polarizer; laser damage; stress; e-beam

Citation Formats

Oliver, J.B., Rigatti, A.L., Howe, J.D., Keck, J., Szczepanski, J., Schmid, A.W., Papernov, S., Kozlov, A., and Kosc, T.Z. Thin-Film Polarizers for the OMEGA EP Laser System. United States: N. p., 2006. Web.
Oliver, J.B., Rigatti, A.L., Howe, J.D., Keck, J., Szczepanski, J., Schmid, A.W., Papernov, S., Kozlov, A., & Kosc, T.Z. Thin-Film Polarizers for the OMEGA EP Laser System. United States.
Oliver, J.B., Rigatti, A.L., Howe, J.D., Keck, J., Szczepanski, J., Schmid, A.W., Papernov, S., Kozlov, A., and Kosc, T.Z. Wed . "Thin-Film Polarizers for the OMEGA EP Laser System". United States. doi:.
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title = {Thin-Film Polarizers for the OMEGA EP Laser System},
author = {Oliver, J.B. and Rigatti, A.L. and Howe, J.D. and Keck, J. and Szczepanski, J. and Schmid, A.W. and Papernov, S. and Kozlov, A. and Kosc, T.Z.},
abstractNote = {Thin-film polarizers are essential components of large laser systems such as OMEGA EP and the NIF because of the need to switch the beam out of the primary laser cavity (in conjunction with a plasma-electrode Pockels cell) as well as providing a well-defined linear polarization for frequency conversion and protecting the system from back-reflected light. The design and fabrication of polarizers for pulse-compressed laser systems is especially challenging because of the spectral bandwidth necessary for chirped-pulse amplification.},
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journal = {in Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 2005, edited by G. J. Exarhos, A. H. Guenther, K. L. Lewis, D. Ristau, M. J. Soileau, and C. J. Stolz (SPIE, Bellingham, WA, 2005)},
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volume = 5991,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Wed Mar 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}

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