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Applied Optics


  • Vol. 22, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1983
  • pp: 1325–1328

Operation of krypton-filled flashlamps at high repetition rates

J. Richards, D. Rees, K. Fueloep, and B. A. See  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 9, pp. 1325-1328 (1983)

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A technique for operating krypton-filled flashlamps at high repetition rates and with high efficiency in Q-switched lasers is described. The technique uses high simmer currents to remove the timing and amplitude jitter that occurs at high repetition rates when krypton-filled lamps are run with conventional, low simmer currents. Besides giving excellent pulse-to-pulse reproducibility in the laser output, the method also removes any tendency for the lamp to misfire or extinguish.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 23, 1982
Published: May 1, 1983

J. Richards, D. Rees, K. Fueloep, and B. A. See, "Operation of krypton-filled flashlamps at high repetition rates," Appl. Opt. 22, 1325-1328 (1983)

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