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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 7 — Apr. 3, 2006
  • pp: 2727–2734

High repetition rate Q-switching performance in transversely diode-pumped Nd doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser

Takashige Omatsu, Masahito Okida, Ara Minassian, and Michael J. Damzen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 7, pp. 2727-2734 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.14.002727


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Abstract

Up to 650kHz high repetition active Q-switching was achieved with a pulse-width of <40ns by using a diode-side-pumped Nd:GdxY1-xVO4 bounce amplifier. An average output power of 17.5W was obtained at a pump power of 41W. The pulse repetition frequency range of the stable Q-switching operation was adjusted without any loss of the average output power by changing the Gd:Y mixture ratio.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3480) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, diode-pumped
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 9, 2006
Revised Manuscript: March 17, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: March 18, 2006
Published: April 3, 2006

Citation
Takashige Omatsu, Masahito Okida, Ara Minassian, and Michael Damzen, "High repetition rate Q-switching performance in transversely diode-pumped Nd doped mixed gadolinium yttrium vanadate bounce laser," Opt. Express 14, 2727-2734 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-14-7-2727


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