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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1999
  • pp: 957–959

High-power Nd:YAG laser picosecond pulse delivery by a polymer-coated silver hollow-glass waveguide

Helena Jelínková, Jan Šulc, Pavel Černý, Yi-Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura, and Mitsunobu Miyagi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 14, pp. 957-959 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000957


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Abstract

An oscillator–amplifier high-power Nd:YAG laser system was used for transmission of a single 50-ps-long pulse or a train of pulses through a cyclic olefin polymer-coated silver hollow-glass waveguide. The maximum energy that was transmitted was 150 mJ for the train of pulses and 40 mJ for the single pulse, from which followed a delivered power of 100 GW/cm2 . The characteristics that were obtained make these waveguides promising for the delivery of high-power laser pulses in medical as well as other applications.

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OCIS Codes
(060.5530) Fiber optics and optical communications : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(320.5390) Ultrafast optics : Picosecond phenomena
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers

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Helena Jelínková, Jan Šulc, Pavel Černý, Yi-Wei Shi, Yuji Matsuura, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "High-power Nd:YAG laser picosecond pulse delivery by a polymer-coated silver hollow-glass waveguide," Opt. Lett. 24, 957-959 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-14-957


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