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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1989
  • pp: 1624–1627

Burst-mode gain switched technique for high peak and average optical energy extraction

Suwas K. Nikumb, Herb J. J. Seguin, Vern A. Seguin, Ron J. Willis, Zhaogu Cheng, and Hugo Reshef  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 9, pp. 1624-1627 (1989)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.28.001624


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Abstract

The optical performance of a cw PIE CO2 laser has been substantially improved through the adoption of a burst-mode gain switching technique. The approach has provided a doubling of the average beam power extractable from the device. With appropriate optimization, the process could possibly permit the attainment of pulsed energy extraction in the kilohertz range, and with average optical powers within the several tens of kilowatt category.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 2, 1988
Published: May 1, 1989

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Suwas K. Nikumb, Herb J. J. Seguin, Vern A. Seguin, Ron J. Willis, Zhaogu Cheng, and Hugo Reshef, "Burst-mode gain switched technique for high peak and average optical energy extraction," Appl. Opt. 28, 1624-1627 (1989)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-28-9-1624


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