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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2007
  • pp: 545–547

Electro-optic periodically poled lithium niobate Bragg modulator as a laser Q-switch

Y. Y. Lin, S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, A. C. Chiang, Y. C. Huang, and Y. H. Chen  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 5, pp. 545-547 (2007)

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We report an electro-optic Bragg modulator using a periodically poled lithium niobate (PPLN) crystal. We measured a half-wave voltage of 160 V when transmitting a 1064 nm laser through a 14.2 mm long, 780 μ m thick, 20.13 μ m period PPLN crystal at the Bragg angle. We also demonstrated a Q-switched Nd : Y V O 4 laser using such a PPLN Bragg modulator as its Q-switch, producing 7.8 ns , 201 μ J pulses at a 10 kHz repetition rate when pumped by a 19.35 W diode laser at 808 nm .

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

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: August 31, 2006
Revised Manuscript: December 5, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: December 5, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Y. Y. Lin, S. T. Lin, G. W. Chang, A. C. Chiang, Y. C. Huang, and Y. H. Chen, "Electro-optic periodically poled lithium niobate Bragg modulator as a laser Q-switch," Opt. Lett. 32, 545-547 (2007)

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