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Volume 22, Issue 3


Transparent laser damage resistant nematic liquid crystal cell “LCNP3”

Z. Raszewski / W. Piecek / L. Jaroszewicz / R. Dąbrowski / E. Nowinowski-Kruszelnicki / L. Soms
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/ M. Olifierczuk / J. Kędzierski / P. Morawiak / R. Mazur / E. Miszczyk / M. Mrukiewicz / K. Kowiorski
Published Online: 2014-06-29 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-014-0192-0


There exists the problem in diagnostics of dense plasma (so-called Thomson diagnostics). For this purpose the plasma is illuminated by series of high energy laser pulses. The energy of each separate pulse is as large as 3 J, so it is impossible to generate a burst of such pulses by a single laser. In this situation, the pulses are generated by several independent lasers operating sequentially, and these pulses are to be directed along the same optical path. To form an optical path with λ = 1.064 μm and absolute value of the laser pulse energy of 3 J, a special refractive index matched twisted Nematic Liquid Crystal Cell of type LCNP3, with switching on time τON smaller than 3 μs was applied.

Keywords: liquid crystals; laser damage; plasma diagnostics; porous ITO

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Published Online: 2014-06-29

Published in Print: 2014-09-01

Citation Information: Opto-Electronics Review, Volume 22, Issue 3, Pages 196–200, ISSN (Online) 1896-3757, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11772-014-0192-0.

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