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  • Vol. 76, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 325–331

Using modulators based on KTP crystals in Nd:YAG lasers with high mean power

V. A. Rusov, V. A. Serebryakov, A. B. Kaplun, and A. V. Gorchakov  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 76, Issue 6, pp. 325-331 (2009)

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This article presents the results of studies on the production of high-resistance single crystals of KTiOPO4 (KTP). It is shown to be possible to create high-contrast electrooptic modulators that reliably function in pulsed and constant control fields, based on high-resistance KTP crystals grown by the Czochralski method from solution in a melt. Experimental samples of modulators based on KTP crystals and Rb-doped KTP crystals are considered, and it is shown that they can be used to implement single-pulse lasing regimes of pulsed-periodic Nd::YAG lasers with high mean power (up to 40kW/cm2), with the losses to birefringence induced by the lasing radiation in the KTP crystals not exceeding a few percent.

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V. A. Rusov, V. A. Serebryakov, A. B. Kaplun, and A. V. Gorchakov, "Using modulators based on KTP crystals in Nd:YAG lasers with high mean power," J. Opt. Technol. 76, 325-331 (2009)

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