A polymeric saturable-absorber was used as an output mirror of a laser-diode-pumped Nd3+:YVO4 microchip laser. The intensity-dependent reflectivity of the polymeric saturable-absorber yielded passive Q-switching of the microchip laser.
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A. Inoue, J. Hayashi, T. Komikado, and S. Umegaki, " Passively Q-Switched Diode-Pumped Nd3+:YVO4 Laser with an Output Mirror of a Polymeric Saturable-Absorber," in Advanced Solid-State Photonics, Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WB13.
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