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Mode locking of a cw supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser
Author(s): Steven P. Phipps; Charles A. Helms; Richard J. Copland; Wolfgang G. Rudolph; Keith A. Truesdell; Gordon D. Hager
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents the results of the first mode locking experiments on a supersonic chemical oxygen iodine laser (COIL). Mode locking has been achieved using an acousto-optic modulator (AOM) and lasing demonstrated on the TEM00 modes with a small intracavity aperture. A dc magnetic field was used to increase the number of axial modes and a peak power of 2.5 kW has been reached with a pulse width of 2.1 ns at a repetition rate of 43.68 MHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 April 1997
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3092, XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference, (4 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.270170
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Steven P. Phipps, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Charles A. Helms, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)
Richard J. Copland, Logicon RDA (United States)
Wolfgang G. Rudolph, Univ. of New Mexico (United States)
Keith A. Truesdell, AFMC Phillips Lab. (United States)
Gordon D. Hager, Air Force Phillips Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3092:
XI International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High-Power Laser Conference
Denis R. Hall; Howard J. Baker, Editor(s)

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