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A Q-switched, cavity-dumped YAG laser for use in plasma physics experiments

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dc.contributor.author Leffler, Steven Roy
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-29T22:11:08Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-29T22:11:08Z
dc.date.copyright 1992 en
dc.date.issued 2008-08-29T22:11:08Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2429/1585
dc.description.abstract A Q-switched, cavity-dumped Nd:YAG laser was developed for use as a diagnostic tool in plasma physics experiments. This laser uses an unstable resonator configuration to produce higher gain and better collimation than would otherwise be possible. Pulses of light with energies of 18±2 mJ and FWHMs of about 12 ns were produced. It was found that more than 100 mJ of light was being emitted in the form of prelase pulses, due to the Pockels cells used having a poor extinction ratio. Efforts were made to correct this problem, with only partial success. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries UBC Retrospective Theses Digitization Project [http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/retro_theses/]
dc.title A Q-switched, cavity-dumped YAG laser for use in plasma physics experiments en
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.name Master of Science - MSc en
dc.degree.discipline Physics en
dc.degree.grantor University of British Columbia
dc.date.graduation 1993-05 en
dc.degree.campus UBCV en

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