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Title: Method and apparatus for pulse stacking

Abstract

An active pulse stacking system including an etalon and an electro-optical modulator apparatus combined with a pulse-forming network capable of forming and summing a sequence of time-delayed optical waveforms arising from, for example, a single laser pulse. The Pockels cell pulse stacker may attain an efficiency of about 2.6% while providing a controllable faster-than-exponential time rise in transmitted pulse intensity.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. Livermore, CA
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
862940
Patent Number(s):
4053763
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States Energy (Washington, DC)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
G - PHYSICS G02 - OPTICS G02F - DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
method; apparatus; pulse; stacking; active; including; etalon; electro-optical; modulator; combined; pulse-forming; network; capable; forming; summing; sequence; time-delayed; optical; waveforms; arising; example; single; laser; pockels; cell; stacker; attain; efficiency; providing; controllable; faster-than-exponential; time; rise; transmitted; intensity; pulse stacking; laser pulse; pockels cell; pulse-forming network; single laser; transmitted pulse; active pulse; optical wave; optical modulator; forming network; pulse stacker; pulse intensity; /250/356/359/376/

Citation Formats

Harney, Robert C. Method and apparatus for pulse stacking. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Harney, Robert C. Method and apparatus for pulse stacking. United States.
Harney, Robert C. Sat . "Method and apparatus for pulse stacking". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/862940.
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abstractNote = {An active pulse stacking system including an etalon and an electro-optical modulator apparatus combined with a pulse-forming network capable of forming and summing a sequence of time-delayed optical waveforms arising from, for example, a single laser pulse. The Pockels cell pulse stacker may attain an efficiency of about 2.6% while providing a controllable faster-than-exponential time rise in transmitted pulse intensity.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
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