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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 16, Iss. 3 — Feb. 4, 2008
  • pp: 2048–2055

Diode-pumped, actively internal-Q-switched Nd:MgO:PPLN laser

Y. H. Chen, Y. C. Chang, C. H. Lin, and T. Y. Chung  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 16, Issue 3, pp. 2048-2055 (2008)

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We demonstrated a laser-diode-pumped, electro-optically internal-Q-switched laser system radiating at 1.085 µm fabricated using a periodically poled Nd:MgO:LiNbO3 (Nd:MgO:PPLN) crystal. The Nd:MgO:PPLN is 17-mm long and has a 12-mm long, 13.6-µm period polarization-mode quasi-phase-matching (PM QPM) grating section functioning as the Q-switch of the laser system. When the Nd:MgO:PPLN Q-switch was driven by a 260-V voltage pulse train at 5 kHz, we obtained laser pulses of pulse energy >2.45 µJ and a pulse width of ~28 ns, corresponding to a laser peak power of ~88 W, from this internal-Q-switched laser system with 2% output coupling at an absorbed diode pump power of 0.61 W.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(160.3730) Materials : Lithium niobate
(230.2090) Optical devices : Electro-optical devices

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: December 4, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 25, 2008
Published: January 29, 2008

Y. H. Chen, Y. C. Chang, C. H. Lin, and T. Y. Chung, "Diode-pumped, actively internal-Q-switched Nd:MgO:PPLN laser," Opt. Express 16, 2048-2055 (2008)

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