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Modulating the output of a XeCl* laser by a pulsed-power electrical soliton generator
Author(s): Stephen A. Fairlie
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Paper Abstract

A new pulsed power technique is described for exciting a XeCl* excimer laser to produce a sequence of high recurrence frequency output pulses. A novel driving circuit is demonstrated, centered around capacitors made from a nonlinear ferroelectric ceramic dielectric material. If certain conditions are met, then a discrete component transmission line built with these capacitors can generate an array of high-power electrical soliton pulses from a single input pulse. For a quasi-cw laser, such as a rare-gas-halide excimer, the modulation of the laser pump power generated by such a nonlinear transmission line, is passed on to produce a similarly modulated laser output. Experimental results are presented showing laser output modulation and further studies are described with regard to improving the generation soliton arrays suitable for driving lasers at high pulse recurrence frequencies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 March 1995
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2374, Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power, (3 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.204998
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Stephen A. Fairlie, Univ. of St. Andrew (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2374:
Novel Applications of Lasers and Pulsed Power
Michael W. Prairie; Randy D. Curry, Editor(s)

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