laser amplifier

laser amplifier

[′lā·zər ¦am·plə‚fī·ər]
(electronics)
A laser which is used to increase the output of another laser. Also known as light amplifier.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The 30-cm aperture Electra KrF laser amplifier recently demonstrated 10 hours of continuous laser operation at 2.5 Hz (approximately 90,000 shots) utilizing two electron beams to pump the laser gas.
As the input energy to the amplifier approaches the saturation energy of the amplifier, the achievable energy gain from the laser amplifier rapidly decreases.
Gould, retired and living in Kinsale, Va., also recently won a 10-year court battle to uphold his patent for an optically pumped laser amplifier (SN: 3/20/82, p.199).
The HOM can now be safely amplified without destroying the fiber laser amplifier. Livermore Lab's system then converts this large-area, high-order mode back into the diffraction-limited TEM00 mode with more than 80% efficiency.
Each of the arms is a laser amplifier chain 137 meters long.

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