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  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 247–251

Pulsed output from a dual-polarization cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser

Peter Dekker and Judith M. Dawes  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 247-251 (1998)

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Pulsed output was obtained from a cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser at 1.06 μm without the use of intracavity elements. This was achieved by tuning a stable amplitude modulation owing to polarization beating onto the natural relaxation-oscillation frequency of the laser cavity. Stable pulses were obtained at approximately 100 kHz with pulse widths of 500 ns. The pulse-repetition frequency changed with the relaxation-oscillation frequency of the resonator.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization

Peter Dekker and Judith M. Dawes, "Pulsed output from a dual-polarization cw diode-pumped Nd:YAG laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 247-251 (1998)

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