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Picosecond single-pulse generation by cavity dumping of an active-passive mode-locked YAG laser
Author(s): Baolu Yin; Yanjun Han
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Paper Abstract

The transmission window of the acousto-optic modulator was discussed theoretically. By injecting pulsed higher acoustic power, the FW}{M of the transmission window of the modulator was reduced, so the mode-locked pulse width was reduced to 55ps. In addition, through discharging the λ/4 voltage of the Pockels Cell, a single pulse was dumped out from the intracavity of the laser: the energy was 2mj, the energy variation was ±4%. Besides, the repetition rate of the laser was improved to 30Hz due to the reduction of the laser threshold. It is evinced that this kind of laser has potential for a wide variety of application.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 May 1999
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 3613, Solid State Lasers VIII, (4 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347690
Show Author Affiliations
Baolu Yin, Beijing Polytechnic Univ. (China)
Yanjun Han, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3613:
Solid State Lasers VIII
Richard Scheps, Editor(s)

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