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25 November 1986 Modelling And Simulation Of Large Solid State Laser Systems
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Proceedings Volume 0642, Modeling and Simulation of Optoelectronic Systems; (1986)
Event: 1986 Technical Symposium Southeast, 1986, Orlando, United States
The role of numerical methods to simulate the several physical processes (e.g., diffraction, self-focusing, gain saturation) that are involved in coherent beam propagation through large laser systems is discussed. A comprehensive simulation code for modeling the pertinent physical phenomena observed in laser operations (growth of small-scale modulation, spatial filter, imaging, gain saturation and beam-induced damage) is described in some detail. Comparisons between code results and solid state laser output performance data are presented. Design and performance estimation of the large Nova laser system at LLNL are given. Finally, a global design rule for large, solid state laser systems is discussed.
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W. W. Simmons and W. E. Warren "Modelling And Simulation Of Large Solid State Laser Systems", Proc. SPIE 0642, Modeling and Simulation of Optoelectronic Systems, (25 November 1986);

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