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Title: co2amp: A software program for modeling the dynamics of ultrashort pulses in optical systems with CO2 amplifiers

We describe a computer code for simulating the amplification of ultrashort mid-infrared laser pulses in CO2 amplifiers and their propagation through arbitrary optical systems. This code is based on a comprehensive model that includes an accurate consideration of the CO2 active medium and a physical optics propagation algorithm, and takes into account the interaction of the laser pulse with the material of the optical elements. Finally, the application of the code for optimizing an isotopic regenerative amplifier is described.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-107663-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935; APOPAI; R&D Project: KBCH13P; KB0202011
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-98CH10886
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Applied Optics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 16; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-6935
Publisher:
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; lasers; carbon dioxide; laser theory; laser amplifiers; ultrafast lasers
OSTI Identifier:
1335378
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1222273