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Compact, Wavelength-selectable, Energy-ratio Variable Nd:YAG Laser at Mid-ultraviolet for Chemical Warfare Agent Detection

Kim, Jae-Ihn;Cho, Ki Ho;Lee, Jae-Hwan;Ha, Yeon-Chul

  • Received : 2019.01.30
  • Accepted : 2019.05.07
  • Published : 2019.06.25

Abstract

We have developed a compact, wavelength-selectable, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at mid ultraviolet for chemical warfare agent detection. The fundamental wave at 1064 nm is delivered by a pulsed solid state laser incorporating with a square-type Nd:YAG rod in a resonator closed by two crossed Porro prisms for environmental reliability. The output energy at 213 nm ($5{\omega}$) and 266 nm ($4{\omega}$) by ${\chi}^{(2)}$ process in the sequentially disposed BBO crystals are measured to be 6.8 mJ and 15.1 mJ, respectively. The output wavelength is selected for $5{\omega}$ and $4{\omega}$ by a motorized wavelength switch. The energy ratio of the $5{\omega}$ to the $4{\omega}$ is varied from 0.05 to 0.85 by controlling the phase matching temperature of the nonlinear crystal for sum-frequency generation without change of the output pulse parameters.

Keywords

Ultra-violet;Raman spectroscopy;Q-switched Nd:YAG laser;Wavelength selectable

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Agency for Defense Development