17 April 2009 Q-switching with a dual mode single crystal photo-elastic modulator
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Proceedings Volume 7131, XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers; 71311H (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816691
Event: XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow and Chemical Lasers and High Power Lasers, 2008, Lisboa, Portugal
Abstract
We present experimental results with a 10W-Nd:YVO4-laser, which is Q-switched with a single crystal photo-elastic modulator made of LiTaO3. This allows a simple setup driven by voltage amplitudes in the order of 10 V. We observed stable and unstable pulse sequences. In stable operation a 127 kHz - pulse sequence with 70ns pulse width and 1100 W peak power was achieved, while the average power remained constant at 10W.
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F. Bammer, F. Bammer, R. Petkovsek, R. Petkovsek, B. Schulz, B. Schulz, M. Frede, M. Frede, "Q-switching with a dual mode single crystal photo-elastic modulator", Proc. SPIE 7131, XVII International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers, 71311H (17 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.816691; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.816691
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