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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.