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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 13, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1974
  • pp: 2486–2488

Holographic Ruby Laser with Long Coherence and Precise Timing

M. Young and A. Hicks  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 11, pp. 2486-2488 (1974)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.13.002486


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Abstract

In this paper we report the development of a holographic ruby laser with a fringe-free coherence length of over 1 m. The laser is electrooptically Q-switched for precise timing or for double-pulse operation. Oscillation is rigorously limited to a single axial mode with both a three-surface resonant reflector and a flowing-dye solution. Incorporation of the dye into the cavity decreases the energy output by ~50%, but forces the laser to produce reliable, fringe-free holograms while relaxing the requirements on the oscillator. The oscillator’s output of 12–15 mJ was increased to about 0.8 J with two 15-cm (6-in.) amplifier stages.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 15, 1974
Published: November 1, 1974

Citation
M. Young and A. Hicks, "Holographic Ruby Laser with Long Coherence and Precise Timing," Appl. Opt. 13, 2486-2488 (1974)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-13-11-2486

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