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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7002–7007

High power laser pulses with voltage controlled durations of 400 – 1000 ps

F. Harth, T. Ulm, M. Lührmann, R. Knappe, A. Klehr, Th. Hoffmann, G. Erbert, and J. A. L’huillier  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7002-7007 (2012)

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We report on the generation and amplification of pulses with pulse widths of 400 – 1000 ps at 1064 nm. For pulse generation an ultra-fast semiconductor modulator is used that modulates a cw-beam of a DFB diode laser. The pulse lengths could be adjusted by the use of a voltage control. The pulses were amplified in a solid state Nd:YVO4 regenerative amplifier to an average power of up to 47.7 W at 100 – 816 kHz.

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OCIS Codes
(140.2020) Lasers and laser optics : Diode lasers
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed
(250.4110) Optoelectronics : Modulators

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Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: December 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 12, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2012
Published: March 13, 2012

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F. Harth, T. Ulm, M. Lührmann, R. Knappe, A. Klehr, Th. Hoffmann, G. Erbert, and J. A. L’huillier, "High power laser pulses with voltage controlled durations of 400 – 1000 ps," Opt. Express 20, 7002-7007 (2012)

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