Circuit for Synchronizing a Mode-Locked Oscillator-Amplifier Dye Laser with a Streak Camera Detection System.
Patent, Filed 10 Dec 84, patented 14 Apr 87,
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A synchronization circuit couples a mode-locked oscillator-amplifier laser to a streak camera and Vidicon detection system. A sync signal from a mode-locker driver and a sync signal from a NdYAG pump laser act as basic circuit start signals. The circuit, with appropriate electronic timing delays, generates a Q-switch signal to the NdYAG laser to control the amplifier pump pulses to overlap with a dye laser pulse as it arrives in each stage of an optical amplifier chain.
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