Picosecond pulse amplification in isotopic CO2 active medium.

@article{Polyanskiy2011PicosecondPA,
  title={Picosecond pulse amplification in isotopic CO2 active medium.},
  author={Mikhail N. Polyanskiy and Igor V. Pogorelsky and Vitaly Yakimenko},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2011},
  volume={19 8},
  pages={7717-25}
}
Using a high-pressure carbon-dioxide laser amplifier enriched with the oxygen-18 isotope, we produced a 5-ps, 10-µm pulse of the 1 TW peak power without splitting, which otherwise occurs due to spectral modulation by the rotation structure of the CO(2) amplification band.