Development of high repetition rate and high power pulsed Nd:YAG laser power supply using ZCS resonant converter
ZCS공진형 컨버터를 적용한 고반복 대출력 펄스형 Nd:YAG 레이저 전원장치 개발
Zero current switching(ZCS) series resonant converter is used to control laser power density in a pulsed Nd:YAG laser power supply. The high power and high repetition rate paused Nd:YAG laser is designed and fabricated to control current pulse width and pulse repetition rate in the double elliptical laser oscillator. In order to find out operational characteristics of pulsed Nd:YAG laser, the electrical properties of driving power supply and laser output power are investigated and experimented by changing of the current pulse width from 200uS to 350uS(step 50uS) and pulse repetition rate range of 500pps(pulse per second) to 1150pps. From that result, we obtaind maximum efficiency of 1.83% and maximum laser output or 220W at the condition of 350 uS and 1150pps with one Nd:YAG rod), and obtained that of more than 400W with two laser head connecting series.