Study of loss modulation and mechanical noise in rotating mirror Q-switched lasers

L. Kronik, G. Khermosh, M. Cohen, Shlomo Ruschin

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Abstract

The effects of mirror instability and jitter (mechanical noise) in Q switched lasers is investigated. Pulse shapes and timing are significantly disturbed due to loss modulation induced by these effects. A simple model is presented. Several types of pulses are obtained, which are compared with experimental traces of a CO 2 rotating mirror Q switched laser. Loss modulation as a global means of pulse shaping is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Pages358-362
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0819412104, 9780819412102
DOIs
StatePublished - 1993
Event8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing - Tel Aviv, Isr
Duration: 14 Dec 199216 Dec 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1971
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

Conference8th Meeting on Optical Engineering in Israel: Optical Engineering and Remote Sensing
CityTel Aviv, Isr
Period14/12/9216/12/92

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