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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1998
  • pp: 3286–3289

Efficient Pulsed 946-nm Laser Emission from Nd:YAG Pumped by a Titanium-Doped Sapphire Laser

Yves Lutz, Olivier Musset, Jean Pierre Boquillon, and Antoine Hirth  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 15, pp. 3286-3289 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.003286


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Abstract

Efficient pulsed room-temperature laser emission at 946 nm is obtained from a Nd:YAG rod pumped by a Ti-doped sapphire laser in the free-running mode. Three bonded YAG rods of 3-mm diameter with different Nd concentrations and active lengths were tested. A maximum output energy of 83.5 mJ at 3 Hz was obtained with a slope efficiency of 32.3% in an end-pumping configuration.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3590) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, titanium

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Yves Lutz, Olivier Musset, Jean Pierre Boquillon, and Antoine Hirth, "Efficient Pulsed 946-nm Laser Emission from Nd:YAG Pumped by a Titanium-Doped Sapphire Laser," Appl. Opt. 37, 3286-3289 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-15-3286


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