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Measurements Of Pulse Coherence In Mode-Locked TEA CO2 Lasers
Author(s): Richard S Eng; David B McVicker; Clarke E Harris
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Paper Abstract

The interpulse coherence of the pulses within a pulse train from a mode-locked TEA CO2 laser was measured as the path delay of a Michelson interferometer was varied over two wavelengths about a nominal pulse spacing delay of 10.6 ns. An observed visibility of 70 percent was obtained, indicating a linewidth of about 5 MHz for the individual longi-tudinal modes in the gain profile.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 October 1986
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0663, Laser Radar Technology and Applications I, (6 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.938656
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Richard S Eng, Raytheon Company (United States)
David B McVicker, Raytheon Company (United States)
Clarke E Harris, Raytheon Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0663:
Laser Radar Technology and Applications I
James M. Cruickshank; Robert C. Harney, Editor(s)

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