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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1346–1348

Quasi-continuous burst-mode laser for high-speed planar imaging

Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Joseph D. Miller, Sukesh Roy, James R. Gord, Stephen A. Danczyk, and Terrence R. Meyer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 8, pp. 1346-1348 (2012)

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The pulse-burst duration of a compact burst-mode Nd:YAG laser is extended by one order of magnitude compared to previous flashlamp-pumped designs by incorporating a fiber oscillator and diode-pumped solid-state amplifiers. The laser has a linewidth of <2GHz at 1064.3 nm with 150 mJ per individual pulse at 10 kHz. The performance of the system is evaluated by using the third-harmonic output at 354.8 nm for high-speed planar laser-induced fluorescence of formaldehyde in a lifted methane-air diffusion flame. A total of 100 and 200 sequential images of unsteady fluid-flame interactions are acquired at repetition rates of 10 kHz and 20 kHz, respectively.

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OCIS Codes
(120.1740) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Combustion diagnostics
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(140.3538) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, pulsed

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: January 25, 2012
Revised Manuscript: February 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2012
Published: April 10, 2012

Mikhail N. Slipchenko, Joseph D. Miller, Sukesh Roy, James R. Gord, Stephen A. Danczyk, and Terrence R. Meyer, "Quasi-continuous burst-mode laser for high-speed planar imaging," Opt. Lett. 37, 1346-1348 (2012)

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