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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1988
  • pp: 2315–2321

Passive Q-switching instability and bistability of a N2O laser with intracavity saturable absorber

Feng-Lei Hong, Maki Tachikawa, Bo-Feng Li, and Tadao Shimizu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 5, Issue 11, pp. 2315-2321 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.5.002315


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Abstract

Several types of instability in passive Q switching and optical bistability are observed in a number of 10-μm laser lines in a N2O laser with intracavity saturable absorbers such as NH3, SF6, C2H4, C2H3Cl, and CCl2F2. The observed pulse shapes are reproduced well by a calculation based on the recently proposed rate-equation model. Characteristic dependences of passive Q switching and bistability on the laser parameters are explained with a phase diagram derived theoretically.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: May 17, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 5, 1988
Published: November 1, 1988

Citation
Feng-Lei Hong, Maki Tachikawa, Bo-Feng Li, and Tadao Shimizu, "Passive Q-switching instability and bistability of a N2O laser with intracavity saturable absorber," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 2315-2321 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-5-11-2315

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