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Compact plasma Pockels cell for TIL of SGIII laser facility
Author(s): Xiongjun Zhang; Dengsheng Wu; Doughui Lin; Haiwu Yu; Jun Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Compact plasma Pockel's cells (PPC) with 70mm aperture driven by one-pulse process have been constructed for technical integration line (TIL) of SGIII laser facility. The experimental results indicate that the working range of gas pressure is wide, and the delay of gas breakdown is steady. Measurements of the optical performance show static transmittance of 93.1%, static extinction ratio of 3900, and average switching efficiency of 99.7%. Eight compact PPCs are used for the second-stage integrating experiments of TIL. By using of parallel driving technology, one driver can work for four PPCs. An analyzer of optical switch is replaced with Brewster-angle Nd-glass slabs in amplifier. Two years application results show that the PPCs can effectively minimize the growth of parasitic-oscillation, and have a high reliability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 January 2008
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 6838, Optoelectronic Devices and Integration II, 68380Y (8 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.755112
Show Author Affiliations
Xiongjun Zhang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Dengsheng Wu, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Doughui Lin, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Haiwu Yu, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)
Jun Zhang, China Academy of Engineering Physics (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6838:
Optoelectronic Devices and Integration II
Xuping Zhang; Hai Ming; Maggie Yihong Chen, Editor(s)

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