1 August 1990 Short-pulse solid state lasers
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Proceedings Volume 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications; (1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20575
Event: The International Congress on Optical Science and Engineering, 1990, The Hague, Netherlands
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.
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Alfons Penzkofer, "Short-pulse solid state lasers", Proc. SPIE 1277, High-Power Solid State Lasers and Applications, (1 August 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.20575; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.20575
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Nd:YAG lasers

Mode locking

Continuous wave operation

Picosecond phenomena

Solid state lasers

Q switched lasers

Color center lasers

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