High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression

G.J. Valentine, D. Burns, A.I. Ferguson, E.A.J.M. Bente

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Abstract

We present a promising approach to scaling the power of modelocked lasers by operating them quasi-cw. This could match the pulse repetition rate requirements of many applications. Active stabilisation is then deployed to minimise the time taken to reach a steady cw state. An intracavity acousto-optic Q-switch was used to modulate the laser loss in response to laser spiking.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the
Place of PublicationNew York, United States of America
Pages150-151
Number of pages1
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Q-switching
  • acousto-optical modulation
  • laser cavity resonators
  • laser feedback
  • laser mode locking
  • laser stability
  • lithium compounds
  • neodymium
  • solid lasers
  • Q-switch suppression
  • intracavity acousto-optic Q-switch
  • laser loss modulation
  • pulse repetition rate requirements
  • spike suppression
  • steady cw state
  • LiYF4
  • Nd
  • high power passively modelocked quasi-cw Nd
  • LiYF4 laser

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Valentine, G. J., Burns, D., Ferguson, A. I., & Bente, E. A. J. M. (2002). High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression. In Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the (Vol. 1, pp. 150-151). New York, United States of America.
Valentine, G.J. ; Burns, D. ; Ferguson, A.I. ; Bente, E.A.J.M. / High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression. Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the. Vol. 1 New York, United States of America, 2002. pp. 150-151
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High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression. / Valentine, G.J.; Burns, D.; Ferguson, A.I.; Bente, E.A.J.M.

Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the. Vol. 1 New York, United States of America, 2002. p. 150-151.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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Valentine GJ, Burns D, Ferguson AI, Bente EAJM. High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw ND:YLF laser with feedback for q-switch and spike suppression. In Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2002. CLEO '02. Technical Digest. Summaries of Papers Presented at the. Vol. 1. New York, United States of America. 2002. p. 150-151