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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 21 — Oct. 10, 2011
  • pp: 19855–19860

Power scaling of AOM-switched lasers with SCPEM-based time-multiplexing

Rok Petkovšek, Vid Novak, Ferdinand Bammer, Janez Možina, and Boštjan Podobnik  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 21, pp. 19855-19860 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.019855


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Abstract

Power Scaling of a Q-switched laser designed for internal frequency conversion is demonstrated by combining two Nd:YVO4-gain-channels with a time-multiplexing scheme based on a single crystal photo elastic modulator (SCPEM). Both channels are coupled with a polarizer and share an output-coupler and acousto-optic modulator (AOM). In order to combine two channels by time multiplexing, the single crystal photo elastic modulator is used which switches between two channels, while the acousto-optic modulator conducts the Q-switching. This allows almost to double the average output power and repetition rate within a given laser resonator design.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 21, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2011
Published: September 26, 2011

Citation
Rok Petkovšek, Vid Novak, Ferdinand Bammer, Janez Možina, and Boštjan Podobnik, "Power scaling of AOM-switched lasers with SCPEM-based time-multiplexing," Opt. Express 19, 19855-19860 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-21-19855


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