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Dispersive Temporal Compression of the Energy in Laser Pulses: A Review

  • Robert A. Fisher

Abstract

Analagous to chirp radar compression schemes, the dispersive temporal compression of “chirped” light pulses has been discussed for many years now. Here we briefly review developments of these optical pulse compression techniques. This scheme can provide pulses so short that they would otherwise be unavailable, and such a scheme has the potential for improving the efficiency of short-pulse laser amplifier chains.

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Instantaneous Frequency Compression Scheme Glass Laser Chirp Pulse Alamos Scientific Laboratory 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. Fisher
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  1. 1.Los Alamos Scientific LaboratoryUniversity of CaliforniaLos AlamosUSA

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