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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 14 — May. 10, 2007
  • pp: 2703–2708

Theoretical study of cw to short pulse conversion in an active cw-injected ring cavity with a Yb3+:YAG amplifier

Zhiyun Huang and Gilbert L. Bourdet  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 14, pp. 2703-2708 (2007)

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The short laser pulse generated from an active cw-injected ring cavity with Yb 3+ :YAG crystal, which is treated as the homogeneously broadened amplifier, is studied theoretically. Based on the derived results, the impacts of the amplifier length, the seeding laser intensity and frequency, the pump intensity, the efficiency of the acousto-optic modulator (AOM), and the frequency shift generated by the AOM on the performance of the laser pulse are analyzed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: September 11, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 19, 2007
Published: April 23, 2007

Zhiyun Huang and Gilbert L. Bourdet, "Theoretical study of cw to short pulse conversion in an active cw-injected ring cavity with a Yb3+:YAG amplifier," Appl. Opt. 46, 2703-2708 (2007)

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