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Research Outputs 1989 2019

2003

A diode-bar-pumped Yb:S-FAP laser

Jeffries, B. & Coutts, D., 2003, p. 157. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

A high-repetition rate (50 kHz) high power (10 W) gold vapour laser

Marshall, G. D. & Coutts, D. W., Dec 2003, CLEO/Pacific Rim 2003. The 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 2. p. 661 1 p. 1277205

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Gold
repetition
Vapors
vapors
gold

Cerium lasers provide directly tunable ultraviolet light

McGonigle, A. J. S. & Coutts, D. W., Jun 2003, Laser Focus World, 39, 6, p. 127-132 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine/WebsiteArticleResearch

Cerium
Lasers
Solid state lasers
Optical radar
Ultrashort pulses

High-speed image analysis of melted ejecta during visible nanosecond ablation of Aluminium

Fishburn, J. M., Withford, M. J., Piper, J. A., Coutts, D. W. & Wybrew, A., 2003, In : OSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series. 88, p. 1757-1758 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearch

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Profilometry
Ablation
Image analysis
Laser pulses
Aluminum

Input/output power scaling of a compact (0.8 L) kinetically enhanced copper-vapor laser

Mildren, R. P., Marshall, G. D., Withford, M. J., Coutts, D. W. & Piper, J. A., Jun 2003, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 39, 6, p. 773-777 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Vapors
vapors
Copper
scaling
copper

Plasma relaxation processes in a small-scale kinetically enhanced copper vapour laser operating at elevated pulse repetition rates (50-70kHz)

Carman, R., Mildren, R., Piper, J., Marshall, G. & Coutts, D., 2003, XIV International Symposium on Gas Flow, Chemical Lasers, and High-Power Lasers: 25-30 August 2002, Wrocław, Poland. Woliński, W., Abramski, K. M. & Pliński, E. F. (eds.). Bellingham, Wash.: SPIE, p. 27-27 1 p. (SPIE proceedings series; vol. 5120).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearch

Recoil studies of ablation in aluminium with a nanosecond copper laser

Fishburn, J. M., Withford, M. J., Piper, J. A., Coutts, D. W. & Wybrew, A., Jun 2003, 2003 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/EUROPE 2003. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 554 1 p. 1313616

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

pendulums
Pendulums
Ballistics
Ablation
Aluminum

Second-generation kinetically-enhanced copper vapour lasers

Mildren, R. P., Withford, M. J., Piper, J. A., Marshall, G. D. & Coutts, D. W., Dec 2003, CLEO/Pacific Rim 2003 - 5th Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics: Photonics Lights Innovation, from Nano-Structures and Devices to Systems and Networks, Proceedings. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Vol. 2. p. 662 1 p. 1277206

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearch

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Copper
Vapors
vapors
copper
thermal insulation

Tunable UV solid-state lasers

Coutts, D., McGonigle, A. & Johnson, K., 2003, p. 42. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

2002

A Ti:sapphire laser end-pumped by a fibre-coupled copper vapour laser

McGonigle, A. J. S. & Coutts, D. W., 1 Aug 2002, In : Optics Communications. 209, 1-3, p. 217-221 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Optical fiber coupling
Aluminum Oxide
Sapphire
Copper
sapphire

Compact 2.5-W 10-kHz Nd:YLF-pumped dye laser

Mc Gonigle, A. J. S., Andrews, A. J., Coutts, D. W., Hogan, G. P., Johnston, K. S., Moorhouse, J. D. & Webb, C. E., 1 Jan 2002, In : Applied Optics. 41, 9, p. 1714-1717 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Dye lasers
dye lasers
YLF lasers
Laser tuning
Laser resonators
Open Access
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percussion
power amplifiers
Power amplifiers
drilling
Drilling

Efficient lasing of a Ce: LiLuF laser pumped with a frequency doubled, all-solid-state, yellow laser source

Johnson, K., Pask, H., Withford, M. & Coutts, D., 2002, Photon'02. Webb, C., Gracie, C. & Jones, J. (eds.). London: Institute of Physics, p. 21-21 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearch

Generation of flat-top focussed beams for percussion drilling of ceramic and metal

Coutts, D. W., Withford, M. J., Piper, J. A., Rutterford, G., Bell, A. I. & Knowles, M. R. H., 2002, Proceedings of the Laser Institute of America: Laser Microfabrication Conference. Beyer, E. & Patel, R. (eds.). Orlando, USA: Laser Institute of America, p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearch

ceramics
Drilling
laser
Metals
drilling

Influence of temperature dependent excited state absorption on a broadly tunable UV Ce:LiLuF laser

Johnson, K. S. & Coutts, D. W., 2002, Advanced lasers and systems. Huber, G., Scherbakov, IA. & Panchenko, VY. (eds.). Bellingham, WA: SPIE, Vol. 5137. p. 28-36 9 p. (PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY OF PHOTO-OPTICAL INSTRUMENTATION ENGINEERS (SPIE); vol. 5137).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Excited states
Lasers
excitation
lasers
laser outputs

The dynamic properties of shock-waves formed during laser ablation at sub-atmospheric pressures

Kapitan, D. & Coutts, D. W., 2002, In : Europhysics Letters. 57, 2, p. 205-211 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dynamic characteristics
laser ablation
shock waves
atmospheric pressure
inert atmosphere
2001

A 10 kHz Ce:LiSAF laser pumped by the sum-frequency-mixed output of a copper vapour laser

McGonigle, A. J. S., Coutts, D. W., Girard, S. & Moncorgé, R., 15 Jun 2001, In : Optics Communications. 193, 1-6, p. 233-236 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Copper
Vapors
vapors
copper
Lasers

Copper Vapour Lasers: Have they Reached their Limits?

Mildren, R., Marshall, G., Carman, R., Coutts, D., Withford, M. & Piper, J., 2001, p. 107-107. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

High-repetition-rate polymeric solid-state dye lasers pumped by a copper-vapor laser

Costela, A., García-Moreno, I., Sastre, R., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 23 Jul 2001, In : Applied Physics Letters. 79, 4, p. 452-454 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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solid state lasers
dye lasers
shot
repetition
vapors

Investigation of the polarization flipping behavior observed in a broadly tunable Ce:LiLuF4 laser

Johnson, KS., McGonigle, AJS. & Coutts, DW., 2001, Advanced solid-state lasers, proceedings. Marshall, C. (ed.). Washington, USA: Optical Soc of America, p. 119-123 5 p. (OSA TRENDS IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS; vol. 50).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Phase explosion thresholds in metals ablated under pulsed nanosecond radiation

Fishburn, J. M., Coutts, D. W., Withford, M. J. & Piper, J. A., 2001, ACOLS 2001: proceedings of the Australasian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy 2001, 3-6 December 2001, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. MacGillivray, W., Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H., Harvey, M. & Gagen, M. J. (eds.). Brisbane: ACOLS 2001, p. 127-127 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearch

Plasma kinetics issues for repetition rate scaling of kinetically enhanced copper vapour lasers

Carman, R. J., Mildren, R. P., Piper, J. A., Marshall, G. D. & Coutts, D. W., 2001, In : Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. 4184, p. 215-218 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference paperResearch

pulse repetition rate
laser outputs
Copper
repetition
Pulse repetition rate

Plasma relaxation mechanisms in kinetically enhanced copper vapour lasers for very high-repetition rate operation (50-100 kHz)

Carman, R., Mildren, R., Piper, J., Marshall, G. & Coutts, D., 2001, p. 333-334. 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractResearch

Recent developments in UV-copper lasers for optical fibre processing

Withford, M., Brown, D., Coutts, D. & Piper, J., 2001, Conference Proceeding OECC/IOOC 2001. Love, J. & Sceats, M. (eds.). Australia: ACOFT, p. 518-519 2 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearch

Temperature-dependent polarization effects in Ce:LiLuF

McGonigle, A. J. S., Moncorge, R. & Coutts, D. W., 20 Aug 2001, In : Applied Optics. 40, 24, p. 4326-4333 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Excited states
Color centers
Fluorescence
Polarization
Crystals
2000

High-power solid-state dye lasers pumped by a copper vapour laser at 1 kHz

Coutts, D. W., Webb, C. E., Costela, A., Garcia-Moreno, I. & Sastre, R., 2000, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 109 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Dye lasers
Vapors
Copper
Heat problems
Photobleaching

Precision micro-machining with nanosecond lasers

Knowles, M. R. H., Rutterford, G., Bell, A. I., Andrews, A. J., Foster-Turner, G., Kearsley, A. J., Coutts, D. W., Kapitan, D. & Webb, C. E., 2000, In : Pacific Rim Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO - Technical Digest. p. 581 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting abstractResearchpeer-review

machining
Q switched lasers
micromachining
solid state lasers
drilling

Repetition rate scaling up to 100 kHz of a small-scale (50 W) kinetically enhanced copper vapor laser

Marshall, G. D. & Coutts, D. W., Jul 2000, In : IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 6, 4, p. 623-628 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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repetition
Vapors
vapors
Copper
scaling
1999

10kHz continuously tunable Ce:LiLuF4 laser

McGonigle, A. J. S., Girard, S., Coutts, D. W. & Moncorgé, R., 16 Sep 1999, In : Electronics Letters. 35, 19, p. 1640-1641 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Lasers
Prisms
Wavelength

380-mW 7-kHz cerium LiLuF laser pumped by the frequency doubled yellow output of a copper-vapor-laser

McGonigle, A. J. S., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., Nov 1999, In : IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics. 5, 6, p. 1526-1531 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Cerium
cerium
Vapors
vapors
Copper

530-mW 7-kHz cerium LiCAF laser pumped by the sum-frequency-mixed output of a copper-vapor laser

McGonigle, A. J. S., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 15 Feb 1999, In : Optics Letters. 24, 4, p. 232-234 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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cerium
vapors
copper
output
lasers

Kilohertz pulse repetition frequency slab Ti:sapphire lasers with high average power (10 W)

Wadsworth, W. J., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 20 Nov 1999, In : Applied Optics. 38, 33, p. 6904-6911 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Sapphire
Laser pulses
repetition
sapphire
slabs

Multi kHz PRF cerium lasers pumped by frequency doubled copper vapour lasers

McGonigle, AJS., Coutts, DW. & Webb, CE., 1999, Advanced solid-state lasers. Fejer, M. M., Injeyan, H. & Keller, U. (eds.). Optical Soc of America, p. 123-129 7 p. (OSA TRENDS IN OPTICS AND PHOTONICS; vol. 26).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

1998

10 W average power at 8.5 kHz from a copper vapour laser pumped Ti:sapphire laser

Wadsworth, W. J., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 1998, Conference on lasers and electro-optics Europe: technical digest. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 162 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Sapphire
Vapors
Copper
Pumping (laser)
Lasers

A 10kHz 100mW cerium LiCAF laser pumped by the sum frequency mixed output of a copper vapour laser

McGonigle, A. J. S., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 1998, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1998. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 221-221 1 p. 719288

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Cerium
Vapors
Copper
Lasers
Pumps

Efficient generation of near diffraction-limited beam-quality output from medium-scale copper vapor laser oscillators

Kapitan, D., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., Mar 1998, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 34, 3, p. 419-426 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Beam quality
buffers
Diffraction
Vapors
oscillators

Gasdynamical studies of laser generated plasmas using a ballistic pendulum

Kapitan, D., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 1998, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1998. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 25-25 1 p. 718906

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Pendulums
Ballistics
Plasmas
Lasers
Point contacts

High average power blue generation from a copper vapour laser pumped titanium sapphire laser

Coutts, D. W., Wadsworth, W. J. & Webb, C. E., Jun 1998, In : Journal of Modern Optics. 45, 6, p. 1185-1197 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

sapphire
titanium
vapors
copper
output

On pulsed laser ablation of metals: comparing the relative importance of thermal diffusion in the nanosecond-femtosecond regime

Kapitan, D., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 1998, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe, CLEO/Europe 1998. Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 307-307 1 p. 719458

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Thermal diffusion
Laser ablation
Ablation
Pulsed lasers
Lasers

UV laser ablation and irm-GCMS microanalysis of 18O/16O and 17O/16O with application to a calcium-aluminium-rich inclusion from the Allende meteorite

Young, E. D., Coutts, D. W. & Kapitan, D., Sep 1998, In : Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 62, 18, p. 3161-3168 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Allende meteorite
Silicate minerals
Computer aided instruction
Meteorites
Fluorination

Versatile angular shearing interferometer for measurement of spatial coherence

Coutts, D. W., Sep 1998, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Piscataway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 217 1 p. 719280

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Shearing
Interferometers
Optical devices
Aberrations
Power amplifiers
1996

6.2 kHz pulse repetition rate Ce3+: LiLuF4 laser pumped by a frequency doubled copper vapour laser

Coutts, D. W., Cashmore, J. S. & Webb, C. E., 1996, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Anon (ed.). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 22 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Pulse repetition rate
Vapors
Copper
Crystals
Lasers

Beam quality issues in copper vapour lasers

Brown, D. J. W. & Coutts, D. W., 1996, Pulsed metal vapour lasers. Little, C. E. & Sabotinov, N. V. (eds.). KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL, p. 241-254 14 p. (NATO ADVANCED SCIENCE INSTITUTE SERIES, SUB-SERIES 1: DISARMAMENT TECHNOLOGIES; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

High-gain double-pass pulsed dye amplifiers for laser guide stars

Kapitan, D., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 1996, Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest. Anon (ed.). Piscataway, NJ: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 283 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Stars
Dyes
Lasers
Sodium
Adaptive optics

Oxygen isotope ratio analysis of silicate and oxide minerals by UV ablation with a frequency-doubled copper vapour laser

Young, E. D., Andrews, A. J. & Coutts, D. W., Sep 1996, Proceedings of European Meeting on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Piscataway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 199 1 p. 562326

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Oxide minerals
Silicate minerals
Ablation
Isotopes
Vapors

Thermal considerations in transverse geometries for high power copper vapour laser pumped Ti:sapphire lasers

Wadsworth, W. J., Coutts, D. W. & Webb, C. E., 1996, Proceedings of European Meeting on Lasers and Electro-Optics. Piscataway, N.J.: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), p. 58 1 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

Sapphire
Vapors
Copper
Geometry
Lasers

UV micromachining using copper vapour lasers

Coutts, D. W., Glover, A. C. J., Illy, E. K., Brown, D. J. W. & Piper, J. A., 1996, Pulsed metal vapour lasers. Little, C. E. & Sabotinov, N. V. (eds.). KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL, p. 365-370 6 p. (NATO ADVANCED SCIENCE INSTITUTE SERIES, SUB-SERIES 1: DISARMAMENT TECHNOLOGIES; vol. 5).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contributionResearchpeer-review

1995

Formation of output in copper vapor lasers

Coutts, D. W. & Brown, D. J. W., 1995, In : Applied Optics. 34, 9, p. 1502-1512 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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Vapors
vapors
Copper
copper
Lasers

Increased efficiency of high-beam quality extraction from a copper vapor laser with H2–Ne admixtures

Withford, M. J., Brown, D. J. W., Coutts, D. W. & Piper, J. A., 1995, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 31, 5, p. 898-902 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Beam quality
admixtures
Vapors
vapors
Copper

Optimization of Line-Focusing Geometry for Efficient Nonlinear Frequency Conversion from Copper-Vapor Lasers

Coutts, D. W., 1995, In : IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 31, 12, p. 2208-2214 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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frequency converters
Conversion efficiency
Vapors
vapors
Copper