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Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 6, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2008
  • pp: 578–579

-mJ long pulse pyrotechnically pumped laser

Nan Xiao, Zongfu Jiang, Weihong Hua, and Shengfu Yuan  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 6, Issue 8, pp. 578-579 (2008)

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A pyrotechnically pumped Nd glass laser is demonstrated by the use of pyrotechnic flashlamps composed of several chemical materials arranged in a stable plane concave resonator cavity. The flashlamp was made of chemical mixture with oxidant, fuel, and binder. The emission spectrum of pyrotechnic flame covered most of the absorption bands of Nd3+ in phosphate glass. Under 4.56-g chemical mixture pumping, long pulse output power of about 5.5 W was achieved.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission

Nan Xiao, Zongfu Jiang, Weihong Hua, and Shengfu Yuan, "-mJ long pulse pyrotechnically pumped laser," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 578-579 (2008)

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