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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1437–1441

Modeling of short-pulse generation by Yb 3 + : YAG crystal in an active continuous-wave-injected ring cavity using different end-pump methods

Zhiyun Huang, Gaoming Li, and Yishen Qiu  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 9, pp. 1437-1441 (2008)

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Using different end-pump methods, short-pulse generation in an active continuous-wave-injected ring cavity with homogeneously broadened Yb 3 + : YAG crystal is studied numerically. In the derived model, the saturation of the pump absorption is taken into account. The effects of the seeding intensity, the seeding frequency, the amplifier length, and the efficiency of the acousto-optic modulator on the peak intensity using different end-pump methods are analyzed. The results show that, of the end-pump methods considered, the optimum method is the backreflection pump method.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3280) Lasers and laser optics : Laser amplifiers
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: January 18, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 2008
Published: August 15, 2008

Zhiyun Huang, Gaoming Li, and Yishen Qiu, "Modeling of short-pulse generation by Yb3+:YAG crystal in an active continuous-wave-injected ring cavity using different end-pump methods," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1437-1441 (2008)

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