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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 2 — Jun. 25, 2005
  • pp: 64–67

Q-Switching of a Diode-Pumped Nd:YVO4 Laser with a Closely Folded Resonator

Hyuncheol Lee, Yongwoo Lee, Chonghoon Kwak, Jinhyuk Kwon, Jonghoon Yi, and Yong-Sik Lim  »View Author Affiliations

Journal of the Optical Society of Korea, Vol. 9, Issue 2, pp. 64-67 (2005)

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A diode-pumped <TEX>$Nd:YVO_4$</TEX> laser is developed. The laser has a closely folded resonator. The laser beam in two arms of the folded resonator passes the same acousto-optic modulator. The laser output power and pulsewidth dependence on a Q-switching frequency were measured. It is found that the newly proposed geometry provides an effective means for reducing the pulsewidth while maintaining almost the same output power compared with the usual folded resonator, where the beam in one arm of the resonator passes the acousto-optic modulator.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.5680) Lasers and laser optics : Rare earth and transition metal solid-state lasers

Original Manuscript: April 18, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2005
Published: June 1, 2005

Hyuncheol Lee, Yongwoo Lee, Chonghoon Kwak, Jinhyuk Kwon, Jonghoon Yi, and Yong-Sik Lim, "Q-Switching of a Diode-Pumped Nd:YVO4 Laser with a Closely Folded Resonator," J. Opt. Soc. Korea 9, 64-67 (2005)

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