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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2006
  • pp: 1825–1830

Diode-pumped passively Q -switched Nd:YVO4 green laser with a periodically poled KTP and Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber

Guiqiu Li, Shengzhi Zhao, Kejian Yang, and Dechun Li  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 8, pp. 1825-1830 (2006)

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A diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO 4 green laser with a periodically poled KTP and Cr 4+ : YAG saturable absorber is realized. The dependences of pulse repetition rate, pulse energy, pulse width, and peak power on incident pump power are measured for the generated green-light pulses. A rate-equation model is introduced to theoretically analyze the results obtained in the experiment, in which the spatial distribution of the intracavity photon density is taken into account. The numerical solutions of the rate equations agree with the experimental results.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 2, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2005

Guiqiu Li, Shengzhi Zhao, Kejian Yang, and Dechun Li, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 green laser with a periodically poled KTP and Cr4+:YAG saturable absorber," Appl. Opt. 45, 1825-1830 (2006)

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