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Raman-Nath regime deep-modulation operation of a CO2 laser mode locker
Author(s): Richard S. Eng; Yu-Lin Wang; Hsian Pei Chou; Victor H. Hasson
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Paper Abstract

A large-aperture, high-Q, germanium standing-wave AO modulator for mode locking a pulsed high-energy CO2 laser is described. By operating it in the Raman-Nath regime, optical absorption-induced thermal lensing effects are minimized. Due to a smaller round-trip transit time and desired Bessel function transmission characteristics, only a single set of mode locked pulses are generated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2702, Gas and Chemical Lasers, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236866
Show Author Affiliations
Richard S. Eng, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Yu-Lin Wang, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Hsian Pei Chou, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Victor H. Hasson, Textron Defense Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2702:
Gas and Chemical Lasers
Robert C. Sze, Editor(s)

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