Pulse-stacking technique for enhanced performance of a solid-state laser pumped by a high-pulse-rate source

Sylvia E. French, Daniel J W Brown, David S. Knowles, James A. Piper

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Abstract

We report on a pulse-stacking technique in which a Cr, Nd:GSGG laser pumped by a high-pulse-rate (25 kHz) source is Q switched at lower pulse rates submultiples of the pump rate! to achieve higher-output pulse energies and shorter pulse durations. For six pump pulses stacked, the output peak power increased by a factor of 10 compared with gain-switched output.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)536-539
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Optics
Volume37
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 1998

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