Abstract

The burst duration of an all-diode-pumped burst-mode laser is extended to 100 ms and 100 kHz (10,000 pulses) by utilizing dual-wavelength diode pumping. Total energies of 225 J at 10 kHz and 400 J at 100 kHz are achieved during the 100 ms burst period at 1064 nm. This represents an order-of-magnitude increase in the number of pulses compared with prior work, while maintaining similar or higher pulse energies. Amplitude tailoring of each pulse is used to flatten the burst profile, reducing the standard deviation in pulse energy over the 100 ms burst from 3.7% to 2.1% with a burst-to-burst standard deviation of 0.8%.

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Exp. Fluids (1)

I. Boxx, C. D. Carter, M. Stöhr, and W. Meier, Exp. Fluids 54, 1532 (2013).
[CrossRef]

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B. Böhm, C. Heeger, R. L. Gordon, and A. Dreizler, Flow Turbul. Combust. 86, 313 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Meas. Sci. Technol. (1)

B. Thurow, N. Jiang, and W. R. Lempert, Meas. Sci. Technol. 24, 012002 (2013).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express (3)

Opt. Lett. (4)

Proc. SPIE (1)

D. R. Dudley, O. Mehl, G. Y. Wang, E. S. Allee, H. Y. Pang, and N. Hodgson, Proc. SPIE 7193, 71930Z (2009).
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W. Koechner, Solid-State Laser Engineering, 6th ed. (Springer Science, 2006).

R. Feeler, Cutting Edge Optronics, 20 Point West Boulevard, St. Charles, Missouri 63301 (personal communication, 2014).

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Figures (4)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic of 100 ms, all-diode-pumped burst-mode laser system. Dashed line represents beam pathway through system. Diode amplifiers are listed by rod diameter. Iso, optical isolator; EOM, electro-optic modulator; SF, spatial filter; QR, quartz rotator; PBC, polarizing beam cube; WP, quarter-wave plate.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

(a) Comparison of single-wavelength array (SWA) and dual-wavelength array (DWA) diode emission relative to 808 nm Nd:YAG absorption [15], and (b) time-dependent small-signal gain of 5 mm SWA and DWA amplifiers.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Individual pulse energy as a function of (a) total electrical energy delivered to the system and (b) pulse repetition rate. Burst-to-burst standard deviation of 0.8% falls within the symbol size. The experimental data is fit to a power law scaling and compared with the calculated performance of a 600 W DPSS laser [3].

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

(a) Comparison of unshaped and flat-top burst-profile pulse energies over 100 ms. (b) 1 ms segment of (a) showing 10 kHz operation, and (c) profile of an individual pulse with pulse width of 9.85 ns (FWHM).

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