Potential candidates include incoherent scattering from diffraction gratings in the pulse stretcher
and amplitude noise on the temporal profile of the pump pulse when using parametric amplification processes.
Their Laser Pulse Stretcher
is a passive optical device that transforms a short, intense laser pulse into a long, less-intense pulse while maintaining input laser energy.
The new fibre optic sensors offer a fast output response with a pulse stretcher
for better integration with the control system in high-speed assembly/production applications.
At the time it was selected, SURA's proposal called for a traditional copper tube accelerator with an attached "pulse stretcher
' ring, which was to create the continuous beam.
STFC Central Laser Facility require a complete set of diffraction gratings to produce a pulse stretcher
and compressor for use in a new beamline.