“The high power laser parameters relevant to selecting an aperture suitable for use in the optical beam delivery system are aperture substrate material, laser power or energy, area and time.”
– Gilbert R. Smith, P. F.
The development of high power lasers includes but is not limited to the following methods: Q-switching, cavity-dumping, and mode locking. In these cases, lasers operate in a pulsed regime when the single pulse or package of pulses is generated at a certain timing rate.
High energy and high power apertures are intended to be used in the optical transfer assembly using a large laser as a source. The parameters such as laser power and pulse energy, pulse duration and repetition rate become important.
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