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Applications of high-power slow mode-locked lasers for ablation and nonlinear optics
Author(s): Barry Luther-Davies; Eugene G. Gamaly; Andrei Rode; Vesselin Kolev; Nathan R. Madsen; Malte Duering; Joachim Giesekus
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Paper Abstract

High average power (10-50W) slow mode-locked lasers operating with repetition rates of a few MHz provide a unique combination of high peak power, short pulse duration, and high brightness that makes them ideal for applications in pulsed laser ablation and nonlinear optics. With peak powers in the MW range and near diffraction-limited output beams, focussed intensities can exceed 1012W/cm2: sufficient for ablation of most solid materials or to saturate nonlinear optical interactions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5448, High-Power Laser Ablation V, (20 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.548339
Show Author Affiliations
Barry Luther-Davies, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Eugene G. Gamaly, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Andrei Rode, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Vesselin Kolev, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Nathan R. Madsen, Australian National Univ. (Australia)
Malte Duering, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik (Germany)
Joachim Giesekus, Fraunhofer-Institut fur Lasertechnik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5448:
High-Power Laser Ablation V
Claude R. Phipps, Editor(s)

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