Picosecond Nd :YAG Regenerative Amplifier with Acoustooptic Injection and Electrooptic VFET Pulse Switchout

J. C. Postlewaite, J. B. Miers, C. C. Reiner, D. D. Dlott

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Abstract

A system is described for amplification of low-power 80-ps pulses from a CW mode-locked YAG laser to greater than 10-MW peak power at kilohertz repetition rates. It is shown how to optimize the resonator for high-power operation and avoidance of optical damage. A novel method of injection locking which uses an acoustooptic modulator is presented. Reliable pulse switching and cavity dumping are accomplished with a high-voltage driver using VFETs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)411-417
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume24
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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