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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2002
  • pp: 1095–1097

Cost-effective low timing jitter passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state laser with composite pumping pulses

Jacob B. Khurgin, Feng Jin, Gregory Solyar, Chen-Chia Wang, and Sudhir Trivedi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 6, pp. 1095-1097 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.001095


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Abstract

A novel scheme that combines gain switching with passive Q switching of a miniature diode-pumped solid-state laser is proposed and implemented. A composite pumping pulse, consisting of a long, low-intensity pulse and a following short, high-intensity pulse, is used to reduce the timing jitter. A greater-than-tenfold reduction in timing jitter is demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping

History
Original Manuscript: May 7, 2001
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 2001
Published: February 20, 2002

Citation
Jacob B. Khurgin, Feng Jin, Gregory Solyar, Chen-Chia Wang, and Sudhir Trivedi, "Cost-effective low timing jitter passively Q-switched diode-pumped solid-state laser with composite pumping pulses," Appl. Opt. 41, 1095-1097 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-6-1095


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