A novel monolithic, passively Q-switched, diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser is demonstrated, producing 3 ns 5 mJ pulses, up to 100 Hz. The saturable absorber (Cr4+:YAG) was optically contacted directly onto Nd:YAG slab.
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R. S. Afzal and A. Y. Smuk, "Monolithic, passively Q-switched, diode side-pumped Nd:YAG laser with thermal compensation," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper CThO4.
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