Control of the stability of pulsed 2 μm lasers

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Abstract

Pulse-to-pulse uctuations in the output of Q-switched 2 μm lasers are a major obstacle to commercialisation. This jitter is present in all pulse parameters: build-up time, pulse duration, peak power and energy. The severity of the jitter is dependent on how far above threshold the laser can be pumped; lower gain coupled with reabsorption losses contribute to the level of jitter observed in 2 μm lasers. This thesis presents a detailed investigation into the jitter in a Q-switched Tm:YAP laser and tests methods of reducing the jitter. Target jitter levels of
Date of Award1 Dec 2018
LanguageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University Of Strathclyde
SponsorsUniversity of Strathclyde
SupervisorAlan Kemp (Supervisor) & Jennifer Hastie (Supervisor)

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