Published In

Journal of Applied Physics

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-1976

Subjects

Lasers, Carbon dioxide lasers, Ultrashort laser pulses, Laser amplifiers

Abstract

Explicit formulas are examined for the development of optical pulses in gain‐switched or Q‐switched laser oscillators and for the distortion of such pulses in succeeding stages of laser amplification. The results are compared to data obtained with a TEA CO₂ oscillator‐amplifier system.

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