Prospects of the High Power Iodine Laser

  • K. Hohla
  • G. Brederlow
  • E. Fill
  • R. Volk
  • K. J. Witte


In a relatively short time the development of the iodine laser has led to laser systems with a performance comparable to the Nd-glass or CO2 laser /1/. Compared to the personal and financial efforts for the development of the Nd-glass and CO2 lasers the costs of the iodine laser development so far are rather moderate. Naturally some scientific problems are still to be solved, the solution of which is important for further development of the iodine laser. The main problems are related to the so-called pulse cosmetics, which includes short pulse generation, contrast ratio, pulse shaping and nonlinear properties of the medium.


Saturable Absorber Contrast Ratio Streak Camera Pockels Cell Dephasing Time 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Hohla
    • 1
  • G. Brederlow
    • 1
  • E. Fill
    • 1
  • R. Volk
    • 1
  • K. J. Witte
    • 1
  1. 1.e.V., Projektgruppe für LaserforschungMax-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der WissenschaftenGarchingFed. Rep. Germany

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