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    You guys often gripe about my not showing pics of my work... Our customers do neat stuff, cutting edge, and often for Uncle Sam,,,,,
    Well, its bending the rules,
    But here are some pics, edited of course to make the powers that be happy....

    Yes, that's six small flash lamps, we only need five at a time.

    Pictures credited to Georgia Ferret Mountain, PhD, not his real name. Thanks for his allowing me to publish them.

    Yes, we take our mode seriously, that pic is the mode analyzer, and that is NOT the final mode structure. Mode analyzers and power meters that can take 300 Joules are expensive.

    That's a 40 Joule rod, btw...


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    You tease...
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    The only question I have is do you get to pop balloons at work?

    Keith

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galvonaut View Post
    The only question I have is do you get to pop balloons at work?

    Keith
    Yes, but we can only burn stuff if its in a high quality clear plastic bag to contain the dust, plasma fire ball, and fragments. We have to burn stuff, we use a special "burn paper" to examine beam quality, size, and beam placement in the rods. I work with pulsed lasers, and the easiest way is to do "mode burns". The beam analyzer is PCI based and not exactly air mobile. I generally fly to my "gigs", unless they are under 500 miles and I drive.

    I GET PAID to burn stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mixedgas View Post
    I GET PAID to burn stuff...
    Fantastic! The closest I got to this was doing all the photography for the MOD fire training school at RAF Manston. I learnt quickly that ALL firemen seem to be complete pyromaniacs - so we got on pretty well

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    As we're posting pics; some photos I took when I was at the sister site of a place I worked at for a few years:


    Pieces of YAG:





    One of many flash tube amplifier modules (with YAG installed) in the PA; the flash lamps run the entire length (~1m) air cooled, one pulse every 20 mins (thermal lensing).





    A 1m YAG mirror before the final focusing; part of the CPA. (3 tonne weight).




    Like yours, the SP is in vacuum.


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    Yummy, thanks for sharing!

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    Awesome Dan!

    1PW is crazy! Could it pop balloons?

    Keith

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    Ooooooooohhhhhh laser porn....
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    Steve, looks like your gaining weight! lol
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