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Study of loss modulation and mechanical noise in rotating mirror Q-switched lasers
Author(s): Leeor Kronik; G. Khermosh; M. Cohen; Shlomo Ruschin
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Paper Abstract

The effects of mirror instability and jitter (mechanical noise) in Q switched lasers is investigated. Pulse shapes and timing are significantly disturbed due to loss modulation induced by these effects. A simple model is presented. Several types of pulses are obtained, which are compared with experimental traces of a CO2 rotating mirror Q switched laser. Loss modulation as a global means of pulse shaping is also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 August 1993
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1971, 8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing, (13 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.150998
Show Author Affiliations
Leeor Kronik, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
G. Khermosh, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
M. Cohen, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)
Shlomo Ruschin, Tel Aviv Univ. (Israel)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1971:
8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing

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