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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 21 — Oct. 13, 2008
  • pp: 16729–16734

1.4-MHz repetition rate electro-optic Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser

Ryusuke Horiuchi, Koji Adachi, Goro Watanabe, Kazuyoku Tei, and Shigeru Yamaguchi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 21, pp. 16729-16734 (2008)

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An electro-optic (EO) deflector was used for Q-switching of a laser cavity with a Nd-doped yttrium vanadate (Nd:YVO4), enabling a short pulse width and a high peak power to be achieved at a high repetition rate of over 1 MHz. The EO deflector has a low optical loss during Q-switching without polarizers and can be used to form a short laser cavity. A repetition rate of 1.4 MHz with a pulse width of 39 ns was achieved. An output power of 2.7 W was obtained at a pump power of 6.5 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 11, 2008
Revised Manuscript: September 23, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: September 30, 2008
Published: October 6, 2008

Ryusuke Horiuchi, Koji Adachi, Goro Watanabe, Kazuyoku Tei, and Shigeru Yamaguchi, "1.4-MHz repetition rate electro-optic Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser," Opt. Express 16, 16729-16734 (2008)

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