4 May 1999 Picosecond single-pulse generation by cavity dumping of an active-passive mode-locked YAG laser
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Proceedings Volume 3613, Solid State Lasers VIII; (1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347690
Event: Optoelectronics '99 - Integrated Optoelectronic Devices, 1999, San Jose, CA, United States
Abstract
The transmission window of the acousto-optic modulator was discussed theoretically. By injecting pulsed higher acoustic power, the FW}{M of the transmission window of the modulator was reduced, so the mode-locked pulse width was reduced to 55ps. In addition, through discharging the λ/4 voltage of the Pockels Cell, a single pulse was dumped out from the intracavity of the laser: the energy was 2mj, the energy variation was ±4%. Besides, the repetition rate of the laser was improved to 30Hz due to the reduction of the laser threshold. It is evinced that this kind of laser has potential for a wide variety of application.
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Baolu Yin, Yanjun Han, "Picosecond single-pulse generation by cavity dumping of an active-passive mode-locked YAG laser", Proc. SPIE 3613, Solid State Lasers VIII, (4 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.347690; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.347690
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Mode locking

Picosecond phenomena

YAG lasers

Acoustics

Bragg cells

Laser damage threshold

Laser energy

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