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  • Vol. 25, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2000
  • pp: 1639–1641

High-energy pulse-burst laser system for megahertz-rate flow visualization

Pingfan P. Wu and Richard B. Miles  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 22, pp. 1639-1641 (2000)

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A high-pulse-energy megahertz-repetition-rate Nd:YAG-based pulse-burst laser system has been developed. The laser can produce a burst of more than 30 pulses, with an average energy per pulse of 70 mJ, at up to 1-MHz repetition rate. The burst repetition rate is 9 Hz. Coupled with a megahertz-framing-rate CCD camera, the frequency-doubled pulse-burst laser system has been successfully used in the visualization of shock evolution in a supersonic flow.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.7250) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Velocimetry
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers

Pingfan P. Wu and Richard B. Miles, "High-energy pulse-burst laser system for megahertz-rate flow visualization," Opt. Lett. 25, 1639-1641 (2000)

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