Ultraviolet laser delivery using an uncoated hollow taper

Ilko K. Ilev, Ronald W. Waynant, Marwood N. Ediger, Michael A. Bonaguidi

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Abstract

We demonstrate a simple grazing-incidence-based method for ultraviolet (UV) laser delivery and direct laser-to-taper coupling using an uncoated glass hollow taper. The taper serves as a mode homogenizer that converts the strongly multimode distribution of the input laser emission into a high-quality smooth profile at the taper output. An uncoated Pyrex-glass hollow taper is used for direct launching, without any intermediate focusing elements, of UV laser emission from the third harmonic (λ = 355 nm) of a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser into the taper. The linear hollow taper provides a laser-to-taper coupling efficiency exceeding 70%.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)944-948
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2000
Externally publishedYes

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tapering
ultraviolet lasers
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Lasers
Glass
Launching
lasers
glass
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borosilicate glass
Q switched lasers
grazing incidence
YAG lasers
harmonics
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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Ilev, I. K., Waynant, R. W., Ediger, M. N., & Bonaguidi, M. A. (2000). Ultraviolet laser delivery using an uncoated hollow taper. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 36(8), 944-948. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.853551

Ultraviolet laser delivery using an uncoated hollow taper. / Ilev, Ilko K.; Waynant, Ronald W.; Ediger, Marwood N.; Bonaguidi, Michael A.

In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, Vol. 36, No. 8, 08.2000, p. 944-948.

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Ilev, IK, Waynant, RW, Ediger, MN & Bonaguidi, MA 2000, 'Ultraviolet laser delivery using an uncoated hollow taper', IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 36, no. 8, pp. 944-948. https://doi.org/10.1109/3.853551
Ilev, Ilko K. ; Waynant, Ronald W. ; Ediger, Marwood N. ; Bonaguidi, Michael A. / Ultraviolet laser delivery using an uncoated hollow taper. In: IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics. 2000 ; Vol. 36, No. 8. pp. 944-948.
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