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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 12 — Jun. 7, 2010
  • pp: 13094–13101

Suppression of parasitic oscillations in a core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser by Sm:YAG cladding

Rafael Huß, Ralf Wilhelm, Christian Kolleck, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 12, pp. 13094-13101 (2010)

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The onset of parasitic oscillations limits the extraction efficiency and therefore energy scaling of Q-switched lasers. A solid-state laser was end pumped with a fiber-coupled diode laser and operated in q-cw as well as in passively Q-switched operation. For Q-switched operation, we demonstrate the suppression of parasitic oscillations in a core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser by Sm:YAG cladding.

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

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 18, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 18, 2010
Published: June 3, 2010

Rafael Huß, Ralf Wilhelm, Christian Kolleck, Jörg Neumann, and Dietmar Kracht, "Suppression of parasitic oscillations in a core-doped ceramic Nd:YAG laser 
by Sm:YAG cladding," Opt. Express 18, 13094-13101 (2010)

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