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High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression

Valentine, G.J. and Burns, D. and Ferguson, A.I. and Bente, E.A.J.M. (2002) High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression. In: Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, United States of America, pp. 150-151.

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Abstract

We present a promising approach to scaling the power of modelocked lasers by operating them quasi-cw. This could match the pulse repetition rate requirements of many applications. Active stabilisation is then deployed to minimise the time taken to reach a steady cw state. An intracavity acousto-optic Q-switch was used to modulate the laser loss in response to laser spiking.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 9064
Keywords: Q-switching, acousto-optical modulation, laser cavity resonators, laser feedback, laser mode locking, laser stability, lithium compounds, neodymium, solid lasers, Q-switch suppression, intracavity acousto-optic Q-switch, laser loss modulation, pulse repetition rate requirements, spike suppression, steady cw state, LiYF4, Nd, high power passively modelocked quasi-cw Nd, LiYF4 laser, Optics. Light
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Institute of Photonics
Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2009 10:20
    Last modified: 17 Jul 2013 13:13
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/9064

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