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Q-switching with a dual mode single crystal photo-elastic modulator
Author(s): F. Bammer; R. Petkovsek; B. Schulz; M. Frede
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Paper Abstract

We present experimental results with a 10W-Nd:YVO4-laser, which is Q-switched with a single crystal photo-elastic modulator made of LiTaO3. This allows a simple setup driven by voltage amplitudes in the order of 10 V. We observed stable and unstable pulse sequences. In stable operation a 127 kHz - pulse sequence with 70ns pulse width and 1100 W peak power was achieved, while the average power remained constant at 10W.

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Date Published: 17 April 2009
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 7131, XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 71311H (17 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816691
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F. Bammer, Vienna Univ. of Technology (Austria)
R. Petkovsek, Univ. of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
B. Schulz, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
M. Frede, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7131:
XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers
Rui Vilar; Olinda Conde; Marta Fajardo; Luís O. Silva; Margarida Pires; Andrei Utkin, Editor(s)

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