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Short-pulse solid state lasers
Author(s): Alfons Penzkofer
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Paper Abstract

New developments on Q-switched and mode-locked solid state lasers are reviewed. Both pulsed and continuous working systems are considered. Nd:YAG, Nd:glass, and ruby are still the most widely used pulsed short pulse solid state laser materials. Cw mode-locked and Q-switched Nd:YLF lasers gain importance as pump sources of pi- cosecond and femtosecond dye lasers. Short pulse tunable alexandrite and Ti:sapphire lasers compete with near infrared dye lasers and find application in the amplification of ultrashort dye laser pulses. Frequency tunable femtosecond pulses have been generated in color center lasers. Diode laser pumping opens the way to all-solid- state short pulse lasers. The coupled-cavity mode-locking technique (additive pulse mode-locking), the seeding pulse amplification, and the regenerative chirped pulse amplification are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 1990
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20575
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Alfons Penzkofer, Univ. Regensburg (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1277:
High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications
Clive L. M. Ireland, Editor(s)

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