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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1999
  • pp: 1035–1037

Temporal criterion for single-frequency operation of passively Q-switched lasers

Y. Isyanova and D. Welford  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 15, pp. 1035-1037 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.001035


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Abstract

An analytical expression for the difference in buildup time between two longitudinal modes in a passively Q -switched laser resonator is developed and compared with experimental laser data. The results support the following temporal criterion for single-frequency, passively Q -switched operation: The difference in buildup time between any two longitudinal modes of the laser resonator should be comparable with or greater than the laser pulse duration to ensure single-frequency operation.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3540) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, Q-switched
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state

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Y. Isyanova and D. Welford, "Temporal criterion for single-frequency operation of passively Q-switched lasers," Opt. Lett. 24, 1035-1037 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-15-1035


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