We demonstrate a simple, passive technique for producing 500-ns pulse lengths with a Nd laser. The measured 1.5-MHz upper limit to the pulse spectral width indicates that it is nearly transform limited.
© 1993 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 29, 1990
Published: March 20, 1993
D. C. Jones and D. A. Rockwell, "Single-frequency, 500-ns laser pulses generated by a passively Q-switched Nd laser," Appl. Opt. 32, 1547-1550 (1993)