Investigation into diode pumped modelocked Nd based laser oscillators for the CLIC-3 photoinjector system

G.J. Valentine, D. Burns, E.A.J.M. Bente

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Abstract

The photo-injector system envisaged for the proposed CLIC linear e+-e- accelerator at CERN has a demanding set of specifications on output pulse structure, power and timing stability. This paper reports on results obtained with quasi-CW diode pumped laser oscillators with output stabilisation. A 300W 804nm diode array stack is used to side pump Nd:YLF (1047nm) crystals with 200µs pulses at 100Hz repetition rate. Using feedback from the laser output to control an acousto-optic loss modulator in the cavity, start-up spiking and Q-switched behaviour is suppressed. Preliminary results obtained on incorporation of a saturable absorbing mirror for passive modelocking are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th annual symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter, 2 December 2001, Brussels, Belgium
EditorsF. Berghmans, H. Thienpont, J. Danckaert, L. Desmet
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
PublisherIEEE/LEOS
Pages217-221
ISBN (Print)90-5487247-0
Publication statusPublished - 2001
Event6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 3 Dec 20013 Dec 2001
Conference number: 6

Conference

Conference6th Annual Symposium of the IEEE/LEOS Benelux Chapter
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period3/12/013/12/01

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