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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2709–2711

Simple ruby laser producing variable pulse lengths from 800-psec to 80-nsec duration

B. Gellert and C. Heupts  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 17, pp. 2709-2711 (1983)

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Remote control of ruby laser pulse length could be achieved over 2 orders of magnitude. The technique for generating such a variability of pulse lengths with the same laser makes use of well-known cavity dumping and mechanical or simple electronic modifications. Short pulses could be lengthened by increasing the parallel capacity of a laser-triggered spark gap.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 26, 1983
Published: September 1, 1983

B. Gellert and C. Heupts, "Simple ruby laser producing variable pulse lengths from 800-psec to 80-nsec duration," Appl. Opt. 22, 2709-2711 (1983)

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