High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers

Butterworth, S.D., Clarkson, W.A., Moore, N., Friel, G.J. and Hanna, D.C. (1996) High-power quasi-cw laser pulses via high-gain diode-pumped bulk amplifiers. Optics Communications, 131, (1-3), 84-88. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(96)00267-2).


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By pulse-slicing from a cw laser output and then providing high gain amplification, one can obtain quasi-cw pulses at powers well in excess of those available from cw lasers. The use of this is demonstrated with a cw, additive-pulse-mode-locked Nd:YLF laser. Mode-locked pulse trains with an envelope of ~10µsec duration and repetition rate of 2kHz are amplified in a x20 gain, double-pass Nd:YLF bulk amplifier pumped by a 4W diode. Amplified power levels allow efficient single-pass frequency doubling in LBO followed by efficient synchronous pumping of an LBO optical parametric oscillator.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/0030-4018(96)00267-2
ISSNs: 0030-4018 (print)
1873-0310 (electronic)
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Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > Optoelectronics Research Centre
ePrint ID: 78377
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
October 1996Published
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:13
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78377

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