J.-C. Gauthier, et al.
J. Phys. IV France 133 (2006) 665-668
Short pulse amplification in a KrF-laser and the petawatt excimer laser problemA.G. Molchanov
P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Acad. Sci., Leninsky Pr. 53, 119991 Moscow, Russia
A possibility of a simultaneous amplification of short and long pulses in the e-beam-pumped KrF-amplifiers is considered. The calculations of amplification of short pulses in the cascades of KrF-amplifiers on molecular transitions KrF*, and Kr2F* have been performed. A feasibility of the energy scaling and using of KrF -laser as the driver in a concept of IFE with shock ignition is discussed.
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