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

Gareth Valentine, David Burns, Allister Ferguson, Erwin Bente

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Abstract

High power, passively modelocked quasi-continuous wave Nd:YLF laser with feedback for Q-switch and spike suppression was presented. An intracavity acousto-optic Q-switch was used to modulate the laser loss in response to laser spiking. A strain-compensated, InGaAs/GaAsP double quantum-well saturable Bragg-reflector facilitated passive mode-locking. It was found that with a 20% output coupler, 1.28 W average output power was obtained, which decreased to 1.25 w with stabilization.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnical digest : summaries of papers presented at the conference on lasers and electro-optics
Place of PublicationWashington
Pages150-151
Number of pages2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002
Event2002 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO® 2002) - Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, United States
Duration: 19 May 200224 May 2002

Publication series

NameOSA trends in optics and photonics series
Volume73

Conference

Conference2002 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO® 2002)
Abbreviated titleCLEO® 2002
CountryUnited States
CityLong Beach
Period19/05/0224/05/02

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    Valentine, G., Burns, D., Ferguson, A., & Bente, E. (2002). High power, passively modelocked quasi-cw Nd:YLF laser with feedback for Q-switch and spike suppression. In Technical digest : summaries of papers presented at the conference on lasers and electro-optics (pp. 150-151). (OSA trends in optics and photonics series; Vol. 73).. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEO.2002.1033547