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Faraday rotators for use in multijoule Nd:Cr:GSGG and Nd:glass phase and polarization conjugated multiple-pass amplifiers
Author(s): Steven M. Jackel; Inon Moshe; Alon Kaufman; Raphael Lavi; Raphael Lallouz; Z. Jackel
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Paper Abstract

High fluence solid-state lasers were built using Nd:Cr:GSGG or Nd:glass in oscillator/multiple-pass phase and polarization conjugated amplifier configurations. Beam path control, thermal stress induced birefringence correction, and isolation were achieved using Faraday rotators. Damage threshold on material and on pulse duration were investigated. Terbium glass was found to have a damage threshold five times greater than that of TGG. The damage threshold of both Terbium doped materials was virtually independent of pulse duration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3110, 10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel, (22 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.281391
Show Author Affiliations
Steven M. Jackel, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Inon Moshe, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Alon Kaufman, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Raphael Lavi, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Raphael Lallouz, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)
Z. Jackel, Soreq Nuclear Research Ctr. (Israel)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3110:
10th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel
Itzhak Shladov; Stanley R. Rotman, Editor(s)

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