Time multiplexing of high power laser diodes with single crystal photo-elastic modulators.

@article{Bammer2006TimeMO,
  title={Time multiplexing of high power laser diodes with single crystal photo-elastic modulators.},
  author={Ferdinand Bammer and Bernhard Holzinger and Thomas Schumi},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 8},
  pages={3324-32}
}
Time-multiplexing is a method to increase the brilliance of diode lasers, i.e. a sequence of laser pulses emitted from different laser diodes at different times is guided onto a common optical path via a cascade of polarizing cube beam splitters and polarization switches. The latter are made of piezo-electric crystals oscillating in resonance and making use of the photo-elastic effect to obtain the desired modulation of polarization. We realized a demonstrator for time multiplexing of four… CONTINUE READING