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Broadband Modulation Of CO2 Lasers Using Bulk Electro-Optic Crystals
Author(s): Gary M. Carter
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Paper Abstract

An instantaneous modulation bandwidth of 1 GHz and a mechanically tunable bandwidth of 3 GHz with an efficiency of 27% has been obtained for the output frequency of a CO 2 laserusing the linear electro-optic effect in single crystal CdTe. The microwave (modulating) field is applied on a pulsed basis to reduce crystal damage due to heating. A CW efficiency of 0.15% was obtained. By choosing a particular crystal orientation 90% efficiency was obtained on a pulsed basis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1980
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0227, CO2 Laser Devices and Applications, (22 August 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958757
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Gary M. Carter, M.I.T. Lincoln Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0227:
CO2 Laser Devices and Applications
Thomas S. Hartwick, Editor(s)

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