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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 12 — Apr. 20, 2013
  • pp: 2735–2738

32.5 mJ and 4.6 ns 532 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 500 Hz

Zilong Zhang, Qiang Liu, and Mali Gong  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 12, pp. 2735-2738 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.002735


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Abstract

A laser diode side-pumped electro-optical Q-switched Nd:YAG green light laser with high repetition rates, short pulse width, and high peak power was demonstrated. We studied the performance of the oscillator at the repetition rates from 100 to 500 Hz. At 500 Hz, 61 mJ, 5 ns of 1064 nm infrared light pulses were obtained with an oscillator–amplifier system. The peak power of the pulse was 12 MW. By frequency doubling with a LiB3O5(LBO) crystal, 32.5 mJ, 4.6 ns of 532 nm green light was achieved, corresponding to a peak power of 7 MW. The frequency conversion efficiency was 53.3%.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 18, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 21, 2013
Published: April 16, 2013

Citation
Zilong Zhang, Qiang Liu, and Mali Gong, "32.5 mJ and 4.6 ns 532 nm Q-switched Nd:YAG laser at 500 Hz," Appl. Opt. 52, 2735-2738 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-12-2735


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