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High-Power 80-Ns Transform-Limited Nd:YAG Laser
Author(s): Mark J Dyer; William K Bischel; David G Scerbak
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Paper Abstract

The construction and operation of a long pulse, single-mode Nd:YAG laser is described. The laser is configured around an injection-seeded, unstable oscillator/single amplifier and produces 80 ns pulses at 10 Hz with pulse energies of over 300 mJ. When frequency doubled, the infrared is converted to a 56 ns pulse at 532 nm with a Fourier-limited linewidth of 8 MHz. This approach brings the Nd:YAG source to within the bandwidth domain normally dominated by visible CW lasers, but at a considerably higher power, thus providing an attractive alternative for applications in high resolution spectroscopy and non-linear studies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 June 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0912, Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications, (22 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945501
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Mark J Dyer, SRI International (United States)
William K Bischel, SRI International (United States)
David G Scerbak, Electro-Optics Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0912:
Pulse Single-Frequency Lasers: Technology and Applications
William K. Bischel; Larry A. Rahn, Editor(s)

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