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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2007
  • pp: 954–958

Pulse-to-pulse polarization-switching method for high-repetition-rate lasers

Steffen Hahne, Benjamin F. Johnston, and Michael J. Withford  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 6, pp. 954-958 (2007)

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Wereporta method that enables dynamic switching of the pulse-to-pulse linear polarization orientation of a high-pulse-rate laser. The implications for laser micromachining, where polarization direction can be important, are also discussed.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(140.3390) Lasers and laser optics : Laser materials processing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 6, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Steffen Hahne, Benjamin F. Johnston, and Michael J. Withford, "Pulse-to-pulse polarization-switching method for high-repetition-rate lasers," Appl. Opt. 46, 954-958 (2007)

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