SELECTION OF A SINGLE PULSE FROM A MODE-LOCKED TEA CO2 LASER

Authors
  1. Rheault, F.
  2. Lachambre, J.-L.
  3. Gilbert, J.
  4. and others
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Valcartier, Valcartier QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The isolation of a single pulse from a transversely excited atmospheric (TEA) CO2 laser, actively mode-locked by an acoustic loss modulator, is described. The single pulse selection has been achieved with the aid of a GaAs electrooptic shutter located either inside or outside the laser resonator. Pulses of 1 MW peak power and 2 ns duration have been recorded with instrument-limited precision. The availability of such pulses uncovers new possibilities for the investigation of laser matter interactions at 10.6 m.
Date of publication
15 Mar 1972
Number of Pages
5
Reprinted from
Canadian J of Physics, vol 50, no 16, 1972, p 1876-1880
DSTKIM No
73-00140
CANDIS No
16697
Format(s):
Hardcopy

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