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  • Vol. 11, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1986
  • pp: 210–212

Simultaneous amplification and compression of continous-wave mode-locked Nd:YAG laser pulses

D. F. Voss and L. S. Goldberg  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 11, Issue 4, pp. 210-212 (1986)

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Pulses from a cw mode-locked Nd:YAG laser, spectrally broadened and chirped by self-phase modulation in a single-mode optical fiber, have been compressed in a multiple-stage amplifier system to a pulse width of 12 psec without a grating-pair delay line. Single pulses are amplified in pulsed Nd:YAG stages to energies greater than 10 mJ and are synchronous with the cw mode-locked laser source. We find the amplified pulses to be stable, free of satellite pulses, and close to the transform limit.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 22, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 15, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986

D. F. Voss and L. S. Goldberg, "Simultaneous amplification and compression of continous-wave mode-locked Nd:YAG laser pulses," Opt. Lett. 11, 210-212 (1986)

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