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Title: Method for optimizing output in ultrashort-pulse multipass laser amplifiers with selective use of a spectral filter

Abstract

A method for optimizing multipass laser amplifier output utilizes a spectral filter in early passes but not in later passes. The pulses shift position slightly for each pass through the amplifier, and the filter is placed such that early passes intersect the filter while later passes bypass it. The filter position may be adjust offline in order to adjust the number of passes in each category. The filter may be optimized for use in a cryogenic amplifier.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Erie, CO
  2. Boulder, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE - National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
913143
Patent Number(s):
7242520
Application Number:
11/501,206
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01S - DEVICES USING THE PROCESS OF LIGHT AMPLIFICATION BY STIMULATED EMISSION OF RADIATION [LASER] TO AMPLIFY OR GENERATE LIGHT
H - ELECTRICITY H04 - ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE H04B - TRANSMISSION
DOE Contract Number:  
FG03-02NA00063
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Citation Formats

Backus, Sterling J, and Kapteyn, Henry C. Method for optimizing output in ultrashort-pulse multipass laser amplifiers with selective use of a spectral filter. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Backus, Sterling J, & Kapteyn, Henry C. Method for optimizing output in ultrashort-pulse multipass laser amplifiers with selective use of a spectral filter. United States.
Backus, Sterling J, and Kapteyn, Henry C. Tue . "Method for optimizing output in ultrashort-pulse multipass laser amplifiers with selective use of a spectral filter". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/913143.
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