A two-step Q-switching technique for producing high power in a single longitudinal mode


Hanna, DC, Luther-Davies, B, Rutt, HN and Smith, RC (1971) A two-step Q-switching technique for producing high power in a single longitudinal mode. Opto-Electronics 3, 163-169.

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An electro-optic Q-switch has been opened in two steps to allow slow pulse build-up giving, in conjunction with a resonant reflector, a high degree of mode selection in a way analogous to the use of saturable absorbers. Using this technique, a flash pumped Nd:CaWO4 laser has produced reliable operation in a single longitudinal and transverse mode with an output power of 250 kW.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering > Electronics and Computer Science
ePrint ID: 264045
Date Deposited: 22 May 2007
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 20:08
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/264045

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