Tapered bow-tie lasers for high energy Q-switched pulse generation

K. A. Williams, J. Sarma, I. H. White, R. V. Penty, I. Middlemast, T. Ryan, F. R. Laughton, J. S. Roberts

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Abstract

A new kind of Q switched laser, the bow tie laser is introduced. This type of laser permits large area facets at both ends so that generation of high optical powers involve low optical intensities to prevent optical damage. The incorporation of doubled tapered waveguide structure to the Q switched multicontact laser has increased the optical pulse energies and peak powers of the laser.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
PublisherIEEE
ISBN (Print)0780319710
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1994
EventProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: 8 May 199413 May 1994

Publication series

NameConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
Volume8

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period8/05/9413/05/94

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering(all)

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Williams, K. A., Sarma, J., White, I. H., Penty, R. V., Middlemast, I., Ryan, T., ... Roberts, J. S. (1994). Tapered bow-tie lasers for high energy Q-switched pulse generation. In Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting (Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting; Vol. 8). IEEE.