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Advanced face-cooled acousto-optic modulator in a high-power, high-fidelity CO2 laser transmitter
Author(s): Hsian Pei Chou; Richard S. Eng; Victor H. Hasson; Francisco Faria-e-Maia; Yu-Lin Wang
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Paper Abstract

Symmetrical edge and face cooling geometries have been evaluated as a thermal control technique for a high power acousto-optic modulator employed as an intracavity mode locker inside a pulsed TE, 0.5 atm, mode-locked CO2 laser oscillator with a 0.5 - 1 kW average output power. Both cooling methods have proved effective in minimizing transverse thermal gradients generated in a germanium crystal of the acousto-optic modulator operating in the Raman-Nath regime.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 March 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2702, Gas and Chemical Lasers, (29 March 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.236907
Show Author Affiliations
Hsian Pei Chou, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Richard S. Eng, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Victor H. Hasson, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Francisco Faria-e-Maia, Textron Defense Systems (United States)
Yu-Lin Wang, Textron Defense Systems (United States)


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

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