Abstract

The basic principles for design of an advanced multi-terawatt СО2 laser system are considered. The key amplifiers' parameters were evaluated by numerical modeling. The potential advantage of using pulsed chemical DF–CO2 laser as a final amplifier over an electro-ionization TE-CO2 laser is outlined. The dynamics of noise development along the chain of amplifiers and a resultant contrast ratio are analyzed. The evaluated parameters allowed to suggest a system with a mid-pressure final DF–CO2 laser which can generate a single 15-TW 2.5-ps pulse.

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2012 (1)

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2011 (4)

C. A. Palmer, N. P. Dover, I. Pogorelsky, M. Babzien, G. I. Dudnikova, M. Ispiriyan, M. N. Polyanskiy, J. Schreiber, P. Shkolnikov, V. Yakimenko, and Z. Najmudin, “Monoenergetic proton beams accelerated by a radiation pressure driven shock,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(1), 014801 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

D. Haberberger, S. Tochitsky, F. Fiuza, C. Gong, R. A. Fonseca, L. O. Silva, W. B. Mori, and C. Joshi, “Collisionless shocks in laser-produced plasma generate monoenergetic high-energy proton beams,” Nat. Phys.8(1), 95–99 (2011).
[CrossRef]

M. N. Polyanskiy, I. V. Pogorelsky, and V. Yakimenko, “Picosecond pulse amplification in isotopic CO2 active medium,” Opt. Express19(8), 7717–7725 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

S. Fourmaux, S. Payeur, S. Buffechoux, P. Lassonde, C. St-Pierre, F. Martin, and J. C. Kieffer, “Pedestal cleaning for high laser pulse contrast ratio with a 100 TW class laser system,” Opt. Express19(9), 8486–8497 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2010 (5)

D. Haberberger, S. Tochitsky, and C. Joshi, “Fifteen terawatt picosecond CO2 laser system,” Opt. Express18(17), 17865–17875 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

A. A. Voronin, V. M. Gordienko, V. T. Platonenko, V. Ya. Panchenko, and A. M. Zheltikov, “Ionization-assisted guided-wave pulse compression to extreme peak powers and single-cycle pulse widths in the mid-infrared,” Opt. Lett.35(21), 3640–3642 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Popmintchev, M. Chen, P. Arpin, M. Murnane, and H. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

D. Haberberger, S. Tochitsky, Ch. Gong, Ch. Joshi, S. H. Gold, and G. S. Nusinovich, “Production of multi-terawatt time-structured CO2 laser pulses for ion acceleration,” 14th Adv. Accelerator Concepts Workshop, AIP Conf. Proc.1299, 737–742 (2010).
[CrossRef]

V. M. Gordienko and V. T. Platonenko, “Regenerative amplification of ps pulses from a high-pressure 10-μm CO2 laser with optical pumping,” Quantum Electron.40(12), 1118–1122 (2010).
[CrossRef]

2009 (3)

V. M. Gordienko, V. T. Platonenko, and A. F. Sterzhantov, “Self-interaction of powerful 10-μm laser emission in gaseous media: pulse duration control and generation of hot electrons,” Quantum Electron.39(7), 663–668 (2009).
[CrossRef]

L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
[CrossRef]

I. Pogorelsky, P. Shkolnikov, M. Chen, A. Pukhov, V. Yakimenko, P. McKenna, D. Carroll, D. Neely, Z. Najmudin, L. Willingale, D. Stolyarov, E. Stolyarova, G. Flynn, C. B. Schroeder, W. Leemans, and E. Esarey, “Proton and ion beams generated with picosecond CO2 laser pulses,” AIP Conf. Proc.1086, 532–537 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008 (1)

G. A. Baranov, A. A. Kuchinsky, P. V. Tomashevich, S. M. Kotov, and A. V. Vasil'ev, “Laser amplifier for picosecond CO2 facilities of terawatt power level,” Plasma Dev. Oper.16(1), 45–59 (2008).
[CrossRef]

2007 (1)

B. G. Bravy, V. M. Gordienko, V. T. Platonenko, S. G. Rykovanov, and G. K. Vasiliev, “Sub-picosecond petawatt class N2O laser system: mid-IR non-linear optics and new possibilities for high energy physics,” Proc. SPIE6735, 67350L, 67350L-10 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2002 (1)

B. G. Bravy, G. K. Vasiliev, E. F. Makarov, and Yu. A. Chernyshev, “Superpowerful lasers on chain chemical reactions for studying dense relativistic plasma and laser fusion,” Proc. SPIE4747, 1–8 (2002).
[CrossRef]

2000 (1)

Yu. I. Bychkov, B. M. Koval'chuk, G. P. Kuz'min, G. A. Mesyats, and V. F. Tarasenko, “Wide -aperture CO2 lasers pumped with an electron-beam-controlled discharge,” Russ. Phys. J.43(5), 345–351 (2000).
[CrossRef]

1999 (1)

V. M. Gordienko, P. M. Mikheev, and V. I. Pryalkin, “Effective parametric generation of femtosecond IR radiation in a scheme using properties of group matching,” Quantum Electron.28(1), 37–42 (1999).

1991 (1)

Z. A. Biglov, V. M. Gordienko, V. T. Platonenko, V. A. Slobodyanyuk, V. D. Taranukhin, and S. Y. Ten, “Generation and amplification of 10-μm phase-modulated picoseconds pulses,” Bull. Acad. Sci. USSR., Phys. Ser.55(2), 135–143 (1991).

1986 (1)

P. V. Corkum and C. Rolland, “High energy picosecond 10-μm pulses,” Proc. SPIE664, 212–216 (1986).
[CrossRef]

1985 (1)

P. Corkum, “Amplification of picosecond 10mcm pulses in multiatmosphere CO2 lasers,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.21(3), 216–232 (1985).
[CrossRef]

1983 (1)

V. T. Platonenko and V. D. Taranukhin, “Coherent amplification of light pulses in media with a discrete spectrum,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron.13(11), 1459–1466 (1983).
[CrossRef]

1981 (1)

R. F. Haglund, A. V. Nowak, and S. J. Czuchlewski, “Gaseous saturable absorbers for the Helios CO2 laser system,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.17(9), 1799–1808 (1981).
[CrossRef]

1980 (1)

K. O. Tan, D. J. James, J. A. Nilson, N. H. Burnett, and A. J. Alcock, “Compact 0.1 TW CO2 laser system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.51(6), 776–780 (1980).
[CrossRef]

1978 (1)

V. Ya. Agroskin, V. I. Kir'yanov, G. K. Vasiliev, and V. L. Tal’roze, “Comparative investigation of pulsed HF and DF–CO2 chemical lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron.8(11), 1366–1370 (1978).
[CrossRef]

Agroskin, V. Ya.

V. Ya. Agroskin, V. I. Kir'yanov, G. K. Vasiliev, and V. L. Tal’roze, “Comparative investigation of pulsed HF and DF–CO2 chemical lasers,” Sov. J. Quantum Electron.8(11), 1366–1370 (1978).
[CrossRef]

V. Ya. Agroskin, B. G. Bravy, Yu. A. Chernyshev, S. A. Kashtanov, E. F. Makarov, S. A. Sotnichenko, and G. K. Vasiliev, “Promising high-pressure D2–CO2 laser for amplifying picosecond radiation pulses,” Quantum Electron. (to be published).

Alcock, A. J.

K. O. Tan, D. J. James, J. A. Nilson, N. H. Burnett, and A. J. Alcock, “Compact 0.1 TW CO2 laser system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.51(6), 776–780 (1980).
[CrossRef]

Alisauskas, S.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Andriukaitis, G.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Arpin, P.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Popmintchev, M. Chen, P. Arpin, M. Murnane, and H. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Babzien, M.

C. A. Palmer, N. P. Dover, I. Pogorelsky, M. Babzien, G. I. Dudnikova, M. Ispiriyan, M. N. Polyanskiy, J. Schreiber, P. Shkolnikov, V. Yakimenko, and Z. Najmudin, “Monoenergetic proton beams accelerated by a radiation pressure driven shock,” Phys. Rev. Lett.106(1), 014801 (2011).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Balciunas, T.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baltuska, A.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Baranov, G. A.

G. A. Baranov, A. A. Kuchinsky, P. V. Tomashevich, S. M. Kotov, and A. V. Vasil'ev, “Laser amplifier for picosecond CO2 facilities of terawatt power level,” Plasma Dev. Oper.16(1), 45–59 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Barbe, A.

L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Becker, A.

T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Benner, D. C.

L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Bernath, P. F.

L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
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L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
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L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
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L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
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T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
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T. Popmintchev, M. Chen, P. Arpin, M. Murnane, and H. Kapteyn, “The attosecond nonlinear optics of bright coherent X-ray generation,” Nat. Photonics4(12), 822–832 (2010).
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T. Popmintchev, M.-C. Chen, D. Popmintchev, P. Arpin, S. Brown, S. Alisauskas, G. Andriukaitis, T. Balciunas, O. D. Mücke, A. Pugzlys, A. Baltuska, B. Shim, S. E. Schrauth, A. L. Gaeta, C. Hernández-García, L. Plaja, A. Becker, A. Jaron-Becker, M. M. Murnane, and H. C. Kapteyn, “Bright coherent ultrahigh harmonics in the keV x-ray regime from mid-infrared femtosecond lasers,” Science336(6086), 1287–1291 (2012).
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K. O. Tan, D. J. James, J. A. Nilson, N. H. Burnett, and A. J. Alcock, “Compact 0.1 TW CO2 laser system,” Rev. Sci. Instrum.51(6), 776–780 (1980).
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R. F. Haglund, A. V. Nowak, and S. J. Czuchlewski, “Gaseous saturable absorbers for the Helios CO2 laser system,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron.17(9), 1799–1808 (1981).
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D. Haberberger, S. Tochitsky, Ch. Gong, Ch. Joshi, S. H. Gold, and G. S. Nusinovich, “Production of multi-terawatt time-structured CO2 laser pulses for ion acceleration,” 14th Adv. Accelerator Concepts Workshop, AIP Conf. Proc.1299, 737–742 (2010).
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L. S. Rothman, I. E. Gordon, A. Barbe, D. C. Benner, P. F. Bernath, M. Birk, V. Boudon, L. R. Brown, A. Campargue, J.-P. Champion, K. Chance, L. H. Coudert, V. Dana, V. M. Devi, S. Fally, J.-M. Flaud, R. R. Gamache, A. Goldman, D. Jacquemart, I. Kleiner, N. Lacome, W. J. Lafferty, J.-Y. Mandin, S. T. Massie, S. N. Mikhailenko, C. E. Miller, N. Moazzen-Ahmadi, O. V. Naumenko, A. V. Nikitin, J. Orphal, V. I. Perevalov, A. Perrin, A. Predoi-Cross, C. P. Rinsland, M. Rotger, M. Šimečková, M. A. H. Smith, K. Sung, S. A. Tashkun, J. Tennyson, R. A. Toth, A. C. Vandaele, and J. Vander Auwera, “The HITRAN 2008 molecular spectroscopic database,” J. Quant. Spectrosc. Radia.110(9–10), 533–572 (2009).
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Figures (7)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Schematic diagram of a СО2 laser system: 1, generator of ultrashort 10-μm seed pulses; 2, optically pumped regenerative high-pressure СО2 amplifier; 3, intermediate high-pressure СО2 amplifier; 4, final mid-pressure СО2 amplifier.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Gain profile for P- and R-branches at p = 15 (a), 10 (b), and 2.5 atm (c). Vertical lines indicate the central frequency of seed pulse.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power P of ultrashort pulses at the output of amplifier 2 (СО2: He = 1:14, p = 15 atm) pumped by YSGG:Cr:Er laser (j = 3 J/cm2, τ = 50 ns). Input pulse: τ = 0.7 ps, E = 1 nJ. Time interval between the peaks (26 ps) corresponds to separation between the vibrational–rotational lines in the 10R-branch.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Ultrashort pulses at the output of amplifier 3: band 10R; СО2: N2: He (2: 1: 7) mixture at p = 10 atm; first peak: τ = 2.7 ps, E = 1.5 J; input pulse: τ = 3 ps, E = 3 mJ; input energy density 0.03 J/cm2; energy density at the output 0.6 J/cm2; at the center of the R22 line, k =0.024 cm–1.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

The train of 10-μm pulses at the output of the final DF–CO2 amplifier (p = 2.5 atm). First pulse: Е = 41 J, τ = 2.5 ps, W(0.5r) = 1.0 J/cm2, kL = 12.5. Input pulse: Е = 1.5 J, W=0.45 J/cm2.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Energy E of IR laser radiation at the output of final amplifier as a function of L.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Spectrum of noise at the output of the regenerative (a), intermediate (b), and final amplifiers (c).

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Table 1 Results of calculations.

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E ω t = P ω Ω 4π +c l L G ω E ω ,
G ω = k ( N k u N k d ) σ k g k (ω) .
P ω =lSω k N k u A k g k (ω) ,
E ω z = G ω E ω .

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