SINGLE NANOSECOND PULSE GENERATION 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 Gallium Arsenide electrooptic shutter located either inside or outside the laser resonator. Pulses of 1 megawatt peak power and 2 nanosecond 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 microns.
Report Number
TN-2024/72 —
Date of publication
15 Dec 1972
Number of Pages
14
DSTKIM No
73-01836
CANDIS No
17696
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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