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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 5 — Mar. 5, 2007
  • pp: 2369–2374

Injection mode-locked guide star laser concept and design verification experiments

Thomas P. Rutten, Peter J. Veitch, Céline d’Orgeville, and Jesper Munch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 5, pp. 2369-2374 (2007)

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Injection mode-locking combined with stretched Q-switching of a ring resonator are proposed and demonstrated as a promising approach for advanced, guide star lasers. The concept uses two Nd:YAG lasers, producing a macro-micro pulse-burst output, optimized for efficient sum-frequency generation. We demonstrate wavelength, bandwidth and timing control required to maximize the atmospheric Na fluorescence.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.1080) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Active or adaptive optics
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 18, 2007
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: February 22, 2007
Published: March 5, 2007

Thomas P. Rutten, Peter J. Veitch, Céline d'Orgeville, and Jesper Munch, "Injection mode-locked guide star laser concept and design verification experiments," Opt. Express 15, 2369-2374 (2007)

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