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

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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.

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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), pp. 84-88. (doi:10.1016/0030-4018(96)00267-2).

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Published date: October 1996

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Local EPrints ID: 78377
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/78377
ISSN: 0030-4018
PURE UUID: ed7c663e-b679-46e3-a431-d24856afb1c4

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:24

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Author: S.D. Butterworth
Author: W.A. Clarkson
Author: N. Moore
Author: G.J. Friel
Author: D.C. Hanna

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