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Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters

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  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 10, 2004
  • pp: 462–465

Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs saturable absorber

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


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 462-465 (2004)


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Abstract

The intracavity photon density is assumed to be of Gaussian spatial distributions and its longitudinal variation is also considered in the rate equations for a laser diode (LD) end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs saturable absorber. These space-dependent rate equations are solved numerically. The dependences of pulse width, pulse repetition rate, single-pulse energy, and peak power on incident pump power are obtained. In the experiment, the LD end-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs saturable absorber is realized and the experimental results are consistent with the numerical solutions.

© 2005 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(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

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Guiqiu Li, Shengzhi Zhao, Kejian Yang, and Hongming Zhao, "Diode-pumped passively Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser with GaAs saturable absorber," Chin. Opt. Lett. 2, 462-465 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-2-8-462

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