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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1984
  • pp: 36–39

Efficient cavity-dumped HgBr laser

S. G. Leslie, C. S. Liu, and I. Liberman  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 36-39 (1984)

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The technique of cavity dumping was used to generate 8-nsec (FWHM) laser pulses from an UV preionized discharge-pumped HgBr laser emitting at 502 nm. The pulse width corresponds to the photon round trip transit time of the resonator. Optical output energies of 11.5 mJ/pulse and cavity-dumping efficiencies of 58% were obtained with a KD*P Pockels cell and thin-film multilayer-dielectric polarizer. Short-pulse blue-green laser radiation is useful for bathymetry and other underseas ranging applications.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 21, 1983
Published: January 1, 1984

S. G. Leslie, C. S. Liu, and I. Liberman, "Efficient cavity-dumped HgBr laser," Appl. Opt. 23, 36-39 (1984)

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