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Title: Efficient optical pulse stacker system

Abstract

Method and apparatus for spreading and angle-encoding each pulse of a multiplicity of small area, short pulses into several temporally staggered pulses by use of appropriate beam splitters, with the optical elements being arranged so that each staggered pulse is contiguous with one or two other such pulses, and the entire sequence of stacked pulses comprising a single, continuous long pulse. The single long pulse is expanded in area, and then doubly passed through a nonstorage laser amplifier such as KrF. After amplification, the physically separated, angle-encoded and temporally staggered pulses are recombined into a single pulse of short duration. This high intensity output beam is well collimated and may be propagated over long distance, or used for irradiating inertial confinement fusion targets.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Pleasanton, CA)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
864315
Patent Number(s):
4345212
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC) LLNL
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
efficient; optical; pulse; stacker; method; apparatus; spreading; angle-encoding; multiplicity; pulses; temporally; staggered; appropriate; beam; splitters; elements; arranged; contiguous; entire; sequence; stacked; comprising; single; continuous; expanded; doubly; passed; nonstorage; laser; amplifier; krf; amplification; physically; separated; angle-encoded; recombined; duration; intensity; output; collimated; propagated; distance; irradiating; inertial; confinement; fusion; targets; physically separated; optical pulse; confinement fusion; fusion targets; inertial confinement; optical element; optical elements; output beam; beam splitter; laser amplifier; single pulse; fusion target; beam splitters; pulse stacker; /359/372/

Citation Formats

Seppala, Lynn G., and Haas, Roger A. Efficient optical pulse stacker system. United States: N. p., 1982. Web.
Seppala, Lynn G., & Haas, Roger A. Efficient optical pulse stacker system. United States.
Seppala, Lynn G., and Haas, Roger A. Fri . "Efficient optical pulse stacker system". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/864315.
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abstractNote = {Method and apparatus for spreading and angle-encoding each pulse of a multiplicity of small area, short pulses into several temporally staggered pulses by use of appropriate beam splitters, with the optical elements being arranged so that each staggered pulse is contiguous with one or two other such pulses, and the entire sequence of stacked pulses comprising a single, continuous long pulse. The single long pulse is expanded in area, and then doubly passed through a nonstorage laser amplifier such as KrF. After amplification, the physically separated, angle-encoded and temporally staggered pulses are recombined into a single pulse of short duration. This high intensity output beam is well collimated and may be propagated over long distance, or used for irradiating inertial confinement fusion targets.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1982},
month = {1}
}

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